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Do Not Call That Number!

On today's #PhishingFriday, we wanted to highlight these malicious pop-up alerts you can get from fake sites that are usually trusted domains. These pop-ups can look like error messages from Microsoft, Windows, or even an antivirus software. These messages will usually include a fake security issue that sounds like an urgent matter and the only way to fix it, is to call a phone number they have listed.

When the victim calls this number, they end up being on the line with a fake tech support scammer. These scammers will say they can fix the problem that's on the computer, when there was never a problem in the first place. This is a tactic to gain access to your computer and a way to ask for your money in return of "fixing your computer".

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