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Over past few years, computer world has witnessed a sharp spike in the number of computer users who have fallen in the trap of fake tech support scammers.  No signs of sluggish system performance, yet these bogus phone callers convince the PC users to give access to their system.

As per the reports, it has been revealed that scammers who purport to be Microsoft support technicians persist to work the phones in search of easy prey.  In fact, with growing advancement in technology, the line of attack designed by these impostors has grown even bolder as they are not only targeting individual users but also businesses.

In this post, we shall learn about how you should keep your eyes peeled and wary of windows technical support scammers.

Are you aware of the fact that these scams mainly rely on a conjunction of assertive sales campaigns, fabrications and half-realities?

Most of the times cold callers pretend to be online computer help technicians and often allege to be from Microsoft Company. They try to trick vulnerable users into believing that their computer is badly plagued, generally by making them look at Windows log that usually displays scores of innocuous or low-level inaccuracies.

How these Windows Technical Support Scammers Trick Susceptible System Users?

A PC user usually receives a call in which the caller will inform them that they are calling from Microsoft company and have received list of customer’s whose computers are infected by viruses, malware or spyware.  At that point, the sale pitch initiates, as the caller makes an attempt to persuade system user or business worker to install software application or grant permission to the "expert technician" to remotely access their system.

These cheats charge for their worthless "online tech support service" or sell subscriptions to ineffectual services, and at times install malware on PCs when they gain access to the machines.

As per the estimates, it has been forecasted that these online scams shown drastic increase in 2010 and then gained momentum later in 2012 thereby impelling Microsoft company to spread word of caution for Windows users. In order to a stop this mushrooming virtual mayhem the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed charges against six operators. Later on, more actions were taken to stem these streams of scam calls.

How to you can Avert Such Incidences?

When these incidences became more prevalent, a word of caution was spread throughout to make millions of system users aware about tech support scams.  Despite so much awareness was spread and steps were taken against many operators, these scam calls still continue to stalk many system users till date.  

Many system users do receive fake calls, but don’t have an idea about how to deal with situation. They do feel the need to report someone about these cheats; however don’t know whom they should actually report to.

Well, there is a plethora of regulatory bodies across the globe. Once you smell the rat, you can report about these telephone-based scams to various cyber law enforcement bodies. They can help you in detecting the patterns of fraud, while taking stringent action against companies following such practices.

Don’t let these trespassers access into your system. If you receive any such type of call, just simply hang up as Microsoft Company’s support team never makes voluntary support calls to system users.  Your computer is a man-made device which with time certainly starts performing slowly.  But always remember it’s you who will get to know about the same issue first than any technical person who is in a remote location.

A word of caution:

Be vigilant about fake support schemes and don’t blindly trust any person who calls you randomly and inform that your system is slowing down due to any reason. When you will face any technical issues your system will show symptoms so keep a watch on them. Try to connect with a reliable Windows technical support service provider and get the issues resolved, if required.