Broadcasting Live from Santa Fe Community College
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
NEWS Podcasts

Watch out for tech support scams!

hacking_image.jpg
EpicTop10.com
/
CC BY 2.0

You've gotten the calls.  You've gotten the pop-up messages on your computer screen.  All say your computer has been compromised.  Sometimes you're asked to send money to fix the problem.  Sometimes  so-called computer tech experts ask you to give them direct access to your computer.  This is a story about a lone computer hacker who is trying to stop the scams.  KSFR consumer reporter Mary Lou Cooper talks with an AARP fraud expert to find out about the scams and what you can do to avoid them.  If you suspect you're a victim, call the AARP fraud helpline: 877-908-3360