Tech Support Scam

This occurs when a victim gets a “pop-up” notification or is called from someone stating their computer is infected with a virus or malware.  The notification may appear to come from a well-known computer company or service provider.  The victim may be asked to call a number or click a link where the scammers may try to sell the victim useless services, steal their credit card number, or access to the victim’s computer.  Some scammers request payment be made with gift cards however legitimate companies will not ask that payment be made with gift cards.