Beware of growing adware/malware scam hitting local computers
One of the many malware scams all over the internet seems to be hitting home a little hard lately. Wyoming Community Bank CIO Troy Bath says that multiple locals in the last few days have been victims of a “Microsoft Tech Support” scam.
This particular scam is reportedly different from the phone scam a year or two ago where someone would call claiming to be from Microsoft and then scamming their way into accessing the victim’s computer. This time it’s presenting itself like there’s an error in your browser. It will tell there is some kind of system failure, and that you need to call a number for support. Don’t call the number. More than likely your computer is just fine.
Bath says the reports he’s heard sound much like an Unknown System Failure scam making the rounds nationally right now. Read more here to find out how to protect yourself.