Microsoft Sees 24% Rise in Tech Support Scam Complaints

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    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    Tech support scams are bigger than ever, according to Microsoft, the company revealing last week that it received over 153,000 reports from customers who were the victims of a tech support scam in 2017, a number that went up 24 percent compared to complaints the OS maker received in 2016.

    Around 15 percent of the users who complained to Microsoft admitted to losing money to scammers, on average between $200 and $400.

    One Dutch user, in particular, admitted to losing over €89,000 ($108,000) to a tech support scammer in one single event.

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