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Ohio Attorney General Warns Residents of PC Repair Scams

January 28 being Data Privacy Day, Mike DeWine, Attorney General, has alerted Ohioans for remaining wary about computer repair fraudulent calls which deceive people into giving away their payment details or personal information.

Dozens of complaints about fake calls related to computer repair have been coming to the Office of Ohio Attorney General.

According to AG DeWine, spotting as also averting frauds is vital for safeguarding one's money and personal information. Suppose anyone gets in touch unexpectedly asserting that the person contacted has a computer glitch, the latter must exercise caution for, it could be a scam. One shouldn't ever disclose to a stranger his payment card number else allow admission into his PC.

When a computer repair fraud works, the potential victim gets one phone call in which somebody asserts that the victim has contracted a PC-virus alternatively requires a system update. Usually, by asserting to be a representative of some computer company, the caller suggests he be allowed to peruse the victim's PC remotely.

Actually, such a caller isn't a genuine person and if anyone responds positively he'd get endangered with compromising his computer security or losing money. The scammer possibly will succeed in accessing bank account details, passwords or other such personal information thus stealing the identity of the victim.

Hence, for staying protected, consumers need to:

- Be careful with any download, web-link or attachment, which may've viruses, although look to be lawful.

- Make sure they've an updated anti-virus on their PCs.

- Not let callers gain admission into a PC, while based at any remote location. Such admission can allow the persons to install malware and/or access data of the PC.

- Not have auto-storage of usernames and passwords on one's PC.

- Make password resets frequently with the new passwords having numbers and characters not clearly related to one's identity, like phone numbers, pet/family names alternatively birth dates.

Quintessentially, when any PC succumbs to a glitch, no person who offers for rectifying the problem without being asked to should be entertained. Rather it's better to get a technician from an area, reputable repair center.

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