Windows Tech Support Scams Continue To Wreak Havoc

Windows Tech Support Scams Continue To Wreak Havoc

Microsoft Windows scams are nothing new. Malware on a computer may claim a version of Windows has licensing issues or needs updating and then the consumer pays a conman to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. While the concept is not new, Microsoft recently reported there was a 24% increase in these types of scams last year. However, the company has vowed to put a stop to these and not just Windows-based scams. Microsoft will be battling scammers to make the Internet a safer place.

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