Paul Ducklin for Sophos: Watch out – fake support scams are alive and well this Christmas
The first part of the article is a recap of old-school tech support scam cold-calling, but the rest describes what happened when someone clicked on ‘one of those “you’ll never believe what happened next” stories’. The resulting ‘alert’ included an automatic voice-over. While the voice-over (which you can hear on the page above) is full of laughable transcription errors and false information, it could certainly scare someone not particularly tech-literate into falling for the scam.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The AVIEN Blog authored by DHarley. Read the original post at: https://avien.net/blog/tech-support-scams-alive-kicking-talking-trash/