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This scam is becoming more popular and can lead to your computer being further compromised by bad guys looking for more of your valuable client information. Be aware and don’t fall for this.
Below is the FTC’s guidelines for spotting a tech support scam.
Here is a common screen pop up message which is faudulent. Don’t call this number.
Here is Microsoft’s official post on what to do if you are a victim.
Phishing scams are very popular and often revolved around products or services which are important to us and widely used. Here is a successful scam that is going around this week, the bad guys are emailing you that your Netflix account has been suspended, and it looks just like the real thing. The email is titled Netflix: Your suspension notification and they are trying to get your login information and your credit card data. Don’t fall for this type of scam. If you want to change the settings of subscription services like this, never click on links in an email and just type the name of the site in your browser or use a bookmark that you set.
The good news is that they are not attempting to hack into your email and steal your clients closing funds but it is important to train yourself to spot these scams quickly. Here is a recent post on learning the signs of scam emails.
and always… THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK, please.