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Fraud Watch Network Tech Quiz

Tech Quiz

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Is your computer under attack from tech support scams? Learn tactics to fight back.

Do you consider yourself tech savvy? The AARP Fraud Watch Network has heard from many victims of a scam involving viruses on home computers. Take this short assessment to determine whether you might be at risk.

1. Have you received a call from someone claiming to be with Microsoft or another major computer company?

2. Have you allowed a tech support representative to remotely access your computer?

3. Has a pop-up window warned you of a virus on your computer?

4. Have you called a tech support help line that you found by performing an online search?

5. Have you provided a password or credit card information or sent a check to someone who contacted you unsolicited?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may have been the victim of a common tech support scam. Determine whether you were a victim and learn about avoiding this scam.

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