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.
Identity theft. Phishing scam. Spam. Malware. Sometimes the internet feels like the Wild West where you need to be ever vigilant about the world around you. We hear horror stories of internet fraud, as criminals come up with new and clever ways to steal your money.
The digital world can be a scary place. There are cybercriminals from every corner of the world looking to steal our credentials, rip us off, and cause all kind of chaos. Malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks are just a few examples of threats that we need to be wary of. Scammers behind these attacks have no scruples and will use every tool in their playbook to find new victims.
Dealing with a malfunctioning computer is extremely frustrating. A number of issues, such as a virus or spyware, could lead to your computer running ridiculously slow or have it locked up altogether. If you're not a computer technician, you most likely would take a problematic PC to a repair center to get it diagnosed. However, lugging around your equipment to your tech guy is oftentimes inconvenient and quite a hassle.