Callers impersonate legitimate technical support companies to fool computer users into handing over their personal information or sending money.
Scammers pose as big name companies.
They call or send pop up messages to scare you about the security of your computer.
We've gotten warnings of viruses in your area.
Your computer has been affected.
First, download this software so I can delete the dangerous programs.
They're good at pretending to be someone they're not, because they want something that isn't theirs.
No matter what they say, they haven't found anything wrong with your machine.
They just want you to pay for software or tech supportive services you don't need.
If someone pressures you, slow down and think it through.
Don't give out your financial information, and don't let anyone take control of your computer.
Report imposter scams to FTC.gov/imposters.