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Microsoft takes on tech support scammers
US software giant Microsoft is suing alleged scammers who phone people pretending to represent the firm and offer bogus technology support.
The callers ask to take over a home computer and demand money to fix it. Some then install viruses as well. The software company said it had received more than 65,000 complaints about tech support scams since May. It is taking legal action against several firms it accuses of misusing its name in such cases.
The scam has been around for decades with callers peddling useless security software and tricking people into spending hundreds of pounds (or dollars) to solve non-existent computer problems.
The holiday season is a popular time for scammers as more people engage in online activities, including shopping, donating to charity and searching for travel deals. Increasingly, the bogus technicians are gaining access to people's computers remotely.
From there they can also steal personal and financial information and install malware. Microsoft has issued tips to help users avoid falling for such scams.
It says ask if there is a fee or subscription for the services. If there is, hang up, never give control of your computer to the third party unless you can confirm it is a legitimate representative of a computer support team at a company of which you are already a customer. Take the caller's information down and immediately report it to your local authorities. Never provide your credit card or financial information to someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support.