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Protect Yourself From the Latest Computer Repair Scam

by | Jun 17, 2020 | Computer Repairs, Tips and Advice

At Computer CPR, we take our jobs seriously. We value the trust our clients put in us to repair and protect their personal electronic devices, and we work hard to be deserving of that trust. Unfortunately, computer repair scams are all too common these days, and too many innocent people fall victim, losing their money, sensitive information, and access to their devices. We care about every client we serve, which is why we’ve put together a guide to help you avoid being scammed. 

If you’re in need of any computer repair or protection services, Computer CPR can help. We’ve served our community for years, and our reputation is extremely important to us. Call or visit our website to see how we can help you. 

How to Spot A Computer Repair Scam

Computer repair scammers are sneaky, but their methods are almost always the same. Watch out for anyone who calls out of the blue offering a coronavirus payment, or who says they’re a computer repair company offering to fix your device. These scammers will often ask their victims to install special software. This software is designed to steal the victim’s financial information and transfer funds from their accounts. These fraudulent ‘companies’ might also ask you to purchase gift cards to pay them, or ask you to access your bank account online so they can transfer funds under their fake company name. If you notice any of these red flags, don’t go forward with their instructions. It’s going to cost you in the end, and it only gives these scammers more fuel to take advantage of other people. Find a reputable computer repair company in your area and trust them to fix your computer. 

How to Protect Yourself From Being Scammed

We’ve already discussed the suspicious tactics these scammers will use, but how can you protect yourself? 

First, don’t answer unsolicited calls or emails. Only answer and respond to calls and emails from legitimate accounts or people you know. It’s better to stay safe than risk falling victim to a scam. 

If you do answer a call and it’s someone asking for money or offering a service you didn’t request, hang up. These people probably don’t have your best interest in mind. If you need the service they’re offering, look for legitimate companies with good reputations.

These scammers might also call and claim to be agents from the IRS. Don’t believe them. The IRS doesn’t randomly call people. They have other methods of contacting you, usually through mail. 

Never click on links from unknown sources. Simply clicking the wrong link could give hackers access to your sensitive information. 

Computer Repairs You can Trust with Computer CPR

If you’re looking for computer repairs from a company with a stellar reputation, look no further than Computer CPR. We’ve been serving our community for years, and we do everything we can to help clients fix their computer troubles, as well as educate them on keeping their devices safe. With Computer CPR, you’ll get high-quality computer repairs you can trust. Call or visit our website to get in touch with one of our experienced technicians today!