Better Business Bureau Warns of New Fake Tech Support Scam
The Evansville chapter of the Better Business Bureau is alerting residents of a new scam involving individuals claiming to be tech support for companies like Apple and Facebook (Spoiler! They're not).
According to a press release provided by the BBB, the scam artists will either send an e-mail or text message to their potential victim that reads as follows (or something similar):
From: Facebook firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Facebook account has been logged in to recently using a confirmation codes 1008 on Thursday, September21,2017 at 10:00 (EST).
Operating system: Windows
IP address: 126.96.36.199
Estimated location: Dayton, Ohio, US
If you didn't do this, Please call us on 1-800-445-2470
The Facebook Security Teams
The press release goes on to say, no matter what, DO NOT CALL the number provided in the e-mail. What happens when you do? Well, you're phone won't explode or anything like that, but you will receive an automated message that asks for "personal information (including social security number, bank account number or another type of information used to steal one’s identity or money)," and of course you never want to give that to a stranger over the phone.
If you or someone you know has already fallen victim to this scam, contact local authorities immediately along with the Better Business Bureau at (812) 473-0202, or file a complaint online through the BBB website.
[Source: Tri-State Better Business Bureau Press Release]