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Windows warning: Tech-support scammers are ramping up attacks, says Microsoft

April 23, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft says it received 153,000 reports in 2017 from customers who’d come in contact with tech-support scammers via a cold call, spam, or the web.

The reports from customers last year were up 24 percent on 2016, with filings coming from 183 countries.

Despite being a well-known fraud, some 15 percent of Microsoft customers who reported incidents lost money. Losses were typically between $200 and $400 each.

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