I’m a tech blogger, and I’ve been scammed by a tech scammer for years. I’m finally revealing his true identity and telling my story.
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Who is the tech scammer?
I’m not entirely sure when it started, but for years now I’ve been on the receiving end of a tech scam. The scammer pretends to be from a well-known tech company, and they try to trick me into giving them money or personal information. I’m not sure how they found me, but they always seem to be one step ahead. Recently, I decided to try and track down the scammer. Here’s what I found.
How did they scam me?
For years, I was scammed by a tech support scammer. I would get calls from someone purporting to be from Microsoft or Apple, telling me that my computer had a virus or needed an update. They would then try to get me to give them remote access to my computer so they could “fix” the issue.
Of course, once they had access to my computer, they would start installing rogue antivirus software or other malicious programs. They would then try to charge me for their “services” in order to remove the software they had just installed.
I fell for this scam time and time again, even though I should have known better. The scammers were always very convincing and seemed to know exactly what they were doing. It wasn’t until recently that I finally realized that I had been scammed all those years and that I needed to be more careful about who I gave my money to.
If you think you may have been scammed by a tech support scammer, there are a few things you can do. First, check your computer for any malicious software that may have been installed. If you find anything, uninstall it immediately. Second, change all of your passwords and improve your security measures so that you won’t be scammed again in the future. And finally, report the scammer to the authorities so that they can be brought to justice.
What other victims have they had?
Since this scammer has been active for years, it’s likely that they have had many victims. While it’s impossible to know exactly how many people have been scammed, we do know that the scammer has been able to successfully trick many people out of large sums of money.
Some of the victims of this scammer have come forward and shared their story in an attempt to warn others. One victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, reported being scammed out of $15,000 over the course of several years. This victim was initially contacted by the scammer posing as a Microsoft employee who claimed there was a problem with their computer. The scammer then gained remote access to the victim’s computer and installed a program that gave them control over the victim’s entire system.
The scammer would then contact the victim on a regular basis, claiming there were problems with their computer that needed to be fixed. The scammer would often threaten to delete important files or disable the computer entirely if the victim did not pay them. In total, this victim paid the scammer $15,000 over the course of several years before finally realizing they were being scammed.
If you believe you may have been a victim of this scammer, or if you have any information about their identity or whereabouts, you are encouraged to contact authorities.
How to avoid being scammed
I was a victim of a tech scammer for years. I was always getting calls from someone claiming to be from Microsoft or Apple, and they would tell me that my computer was hacked or had a virus. They would then offer to help me fix the problem, but the truth was, they were just trying to scam me out of my money. I want to share my story so that you can avoid being scammed by these tech scammers.
Be aware of the signs of a tech scam
The signs of a tech scam can be difficult to spot, especially if you’re not familiar with the ins and outs of the tech industry That’s why it’s important to be aware of the most common signs of a tech scam, so you can avoid being scammed yourself.
Here are some of the most common signs of a tech scam:
1. You’re promised a free or discounted product or service.
Tech scammers will often promise a free or heavily discounted product or service in order to entice victims. Be wary of any offer that seems too good to be true, as it likely is.
2. You’re asked for personal information.
One of the most common ways tech scammers attempt to steal from their victims is by asking for personal information, such as credit card numbers or account passwords. Never give out personal information to someone you don’t know and trust.
3. You’re asked to pay upfront for a service.
Another common sign of a tech scam is when the person offering the service asks for payment upfront, before any work has been done. Legitimate businesses will never ask for payment before services have been rendered. If you’re ever asked to pay upfront for a service, it’s best to walk away and find another provider.
4. The person is pushy or aggressive in their sales pitch.
If someone is being pushy or aggressive in their sales pitch, it’s a red flag that they may be trying to scam you. Legitimate businesses will never pressure you into buying something you don’t want or need. Hang up the phone or walk away if you feel like you’re being pressured into something.*
Do your research
When I was first starting out online, I was looking for ways to make money. A lot of people told me that I could make money by taking online surveys.I did some research and found a few companies that offered paid surveys. I signed up with a few of them, but I quickly realized that I was never going to make any real money with online surveys.
I decided to do more research and that’s when I discovered that there are a lot of scams out there. There are companies that will promise you big returns for your investment, but they will never deliver on their promises. There are also companies that will try to get you to sign up for their services by offering you a free trial, but if you don’t cancel within the trial period, they will start charging you monthly fees.
The best way to avoid being scammed is to do your research. Don’t sign up for anything without reading the terms and conditions first. And if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Don’t give out personal information
No matter how many times you’re told not to, there are still people who will fall for a scam. I was one of them. For years, I was scammed by a tech support scammer who pretended to be from Microsoft. It wasn’t until recently that I realized I had been scammed and that I needed to warn others about the dangers of giving out personal information to strangers.
There are many types of scams, but one of the most common is the tech support scam. In this type of scam, someone will call you pretending to be from a tech company like Microsoft or Apple. They’ll say that there’s something wrong with your computer and they need your help to fix it. They may even say that your personal information has been compromised and they need your credit card number to help you cancel your old account and set up a new one.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with your computer and they don’t work for Microsoft or Apple. They’re just trying to get your personal information so they can steal your identity or your money. These scammers are very convincing and they can be hard to spot. That’s why it’s so important to never give out personal information like your credit card number or social security number to someone you don’t know.
If you think you may have been scammed, the best thing to do is call the customer service number for the company the person claimed to work for. That way you can confirm that they are not an employee and report the scammer to the company. You should also contact your local police department and file a report. By doing this, you can help prevent other people from being scammed.