Tech Support Scams...


 

Tech support scams (also known as computer repair scams) often begin when consumers receive a phone call or warning message claiming thereís a problem with their computer. They are asked to follow a series of instructions, and ultimately, theyíre told to provide payment, access to their device, or personal information so the operator can address the supposed problem. Consumers who follow the instructions risk losing money and compromising their personal information.

Tips to avoid tech support scams include:

To report a potential scam you can contact the Ohio Attorney Generalís Office, call 800-282-0515 or visit www.OhioProtects.org