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Technical Support Scam on the Rise
By: tellows Ltd.
The victims have reported this type of fraud at http://www.tellows.co.uk, the platform for searching unknown phone numbers and reporting unwanted calls. Based on the users' reports, most of the scammers claim to call from Microsoft. Microsoft itself has warned its users of this fraud and emphasized that Microsoft does not make unsolicited phone calls to help fix any computer problems.
To prevent becoming a victim of a technical support scam, users should hang up immediately if they receive any call claiming to fix computer issues. Users can also search for the phone number's trustworthiness by checking further information on phone number reverse search platforms such as http://www.tellows.co.uk. Most fraudsters make calls to many random numbers and some victims have reported the acts on this platform. Therefore, any information about the scammer can help the users to prevent getting scammed.
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