Technical support scam

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A technical support scam is a form of telephone fraud that tricks people by pretending that they are a service which helps people fix their computers. In most cases they convince the victim they have a computer problem that does not actually exist.[1] A common type is when someone gets a call from someone (usually from India) pretending to be from a company that sounds real such as "Microsoft" or "Windows support".[2]

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  1. Jérôme Segura (October 4, 2013). "Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page". Malwarebytes Corporation. http://blog.malwarebytes.org/tech-support-scams/. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  2. Charles Arthur (18 July 2010). "Virus phone scam being run from call centres in India". Guardian News and Media Limited. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jul/18/phone-scam-india-call-centres. Retrieved 3 May 2014.