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Phone Scams, avoid them

Published: Thursday, January 3, 2019 written by Drew Jackson
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Keywords: phone scams, dell computers



I have said this thousands of times to customers, don't fall or a scam. Since 2016, we have told hundreds over the telephone and thousands in person, don't fall for a scam. Use your brain and common sense.
 
Here is what Dells says and I concur:
 
 
As we’ve said before, the best protection from these scams is to hang up immediately if you receive a suspicious call. Here are Dell’s top five tips to help you avoid being scammed:
  1. Hang up! If an unsolicited caller pressures you to act quickly and give up sensitive personal and financial information to fix an issue and/or engages in threatening, aggressive behavior, that’s a sign of a scam.
  2. Never hand over your financial information to unsolicited callers who try to charge you to remove computer viruses, malware, or ransomware, even if they have specific information about your computer.
  3. Never pay for tech support services with any type of gift card or by wiring funds. Dell will never ask you for these forms of payment.
  4. Never visit unverified websites and never download and install software that unsolicited callers try directing you to.
  5. Never agree to give control of your computer to any unsolicited caller to fix an issue you did not report—despite how convincing they may sound.
 References:
https://blog.dell.com/en-us/five-tips-help-you-avoid-tech-support-phone-scams/

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