Tech support fraud is surging. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) says it received around 11,000 complaints related to tech support fraud in 2017 with claimed losses nearing $15 million. Tech support scams can sneak in under many different guises, from a hijacked computer browser to a phone call or an email.
Dealing with a malfunctioning computer is extremely frustrating. If something's not working right, you'll probably take your PC to a repair center to get it fixed. But that's not always safe. Right now there are some scary tech support store scams you need to be aware of.
You feel a hitch in your thumb, a tingle in your elbow, or a dull thrumming behind your eyes. These symptoms have a lot of possible causes, but maybe it’s time to evaluate the role technology might be playing in your physical ailments. There can be side effects to our addiction to smartphones, video games, televisions, and computer monitors.
Take a moment to think about the various devices you have connected to your Wi-Fi. For most, that includes smartphones, computers, laptops, smart TVs, and even smartwatches and smart home devices. Some of the data we store on these devices can be considered more valuable than the physical items in our homes, and the theft of this data can be devastating.