There has been an uptick in tech support scams reported to us in the Pella area. Know how to spot the signs of this scam with help from this article by the Federal Trade Commission.
Tech support scams, which get people to pay for fake computer help or steal their personal information, are convincing. You might already know the . Update your computer’s security software, scan your computer, and delete anything it identifies as a problem. Restart your computer to be sure the changes take effect. Going forward, download security updates as soon as they are available. Most operating systems have a setting to download and install security updates automatically. Use it. And install updates for your other software, including apps.
If the scammer got your password for a financial account, or a site like Amazon, change the password immediately. Contact the company directly to make sure nobody has broken into your account.