The Spanish Harmada – more info on support scams

After our recent joint blog for ESET, Support scams now reign in Spain, Josep Albors was contacted by a Spanish online newspaper asking for further information and general commentary. After collaborating on some responses to those questions, we used them as the basis for a lengthy follow-up blog. As well as allowing us to expand on the reasons why this elderly scam has managed to gain a new lease of life, this piece introduced me to abduction scams, another nasty scam variation that had somehow passed me by, up to now. (Briefly described in the article.) But I’ll probably get back to that in another article.

In the meantime, here’s the article: Spanish Harmada: More on tech support scams

David Harley

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Check Chain Mail and Hoaxes authored by David Harley. Read the original post at: https://chainmailcheck.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/the-spanish-harmada-more-info-on-support-scams/