PROTECT YOURSELF FROM TECH SUPPORT SCAMS
TECH SUPPORT SCAMS
Tech support scammers use many different tactics to trick people. Spotting these tactics will help you avoid falling for the scam.
Tech support scammers often call and pretend to be a computer technician from a well-known company. They say they’ve found a problem with your computer. They typically ask you to give them remote access to your computer and then pretend to run a diagnostic test. Then they try to make you pay to fix a problem that doesn’t exist.
If you receive a phone call you didn’t expect from someone who says there’s a problem with your computer, hang up.
Tech support scammers may try to trick you with a pop-up window that appears on your computer screen. It might look like an error message from your operating system or antivirus software, and it might use logos from trusted companies or websites. The message in the window warns you about a security issue on your computer and tells you to call a phone number to get help.
If you receive this kind of pop-up window on your computer, don’t call the number. Real security warnings and messages will never ask you to call a phone number.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU WERE SCAMMED
If you have questions, please contact a PECU Financial Services Representative by calling 800-772-1955 or e-mailing email@example.com.