Scamming The Scammers - How To Handle Fake Tech Support Calls
In this extremely EPIC video, I get a phone call from a technical support scammer claiming I have viruses on my computer! I knew he was going to call, so I set up a test bench computer and recording devices - and then I let the games begin!
Grab some popcorn and a drink and settle in for one of the funniest and most educational film you'll see this year!
Remember, if ANYONE ever calls you unexpectedly, do NOT give them remote control of your computer! Tell them they should be ashamed of themselves and then hang up the phone - do not wait for them to respond. If they call back, tell them they'll need to call someone dumber than you and, again without waiting for a response, hang up on them.
You can and should remote any fake support calls you receive immediately to the FTC. The Federal Trade Commission accepts complaints by phone, 1-877-382-4357, and online:
For more information on this and other scams, read the FTC's consumer guide: