The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center has been receiving a large increase in complaints related to technical support scams, where the scammer claims to be an employee of a major computer software or security company offering technical support to you. Some scammer are claiming to be support for cable and internet companies to offer assistance with digital cable boxes and connections, modems and routers. The scammer claims the company has received notifications of errors, viruses or security issues from your internet connection. Scammers are also claiming to work on behalf of government agencies to resolve computer viruses and threats from possible foreign countries or terrorist organizations.
Tips to avoid being a victim:
To learn more about this scam and reporting information visit the FBI’s update at: http://www.ic3.gov/media/2016/160602.aspx
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