A new scam has been reported to be associated with a fake black screen website that is reported to deceive users that their system has crashed. Instead, the scam is nothing more than a web-page with a pop-up that cannot be closed the conventional way. However, having this scam pop-up on your computer may be an indication that you have adware program active and operational on your computer. This is why it is recommended to read this informative article to help you evade the 1-855-213-4353 scam and remove any ad-supported applications or malware from your device.
|Name||1-855-213-4353 Tech Support|
|Type||Tech Support Scam|
|Short Description||Aims to scam users for money, by making up issues with their computer.|
|Symptoms||Comes either as a rogue security software or a browser pop-up that locks the web browser with a scareware type of message.|
|Distribution Method||Via PUPs, installed by bundling (Browser Hijackers) or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support.|
1-855-213-4353 Tech Support Scam – Distribution
This scam is reported to be spread in several different ways. One of them is a URL to which the affected user may have been redirected via a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on his computer. Users report seeing their Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers locked and a pop-up with a scary message:
→ “new scam-went to go on general website go urgent message that I had been hacked and to call Microsoft tech support immediately-banking, credit cards, etc. were compromised-call #-foreign accent-tried to get me to start to do steps for him to fix problem–i hung up and turned off computer and restarted-is fine now-could not get out of warning page with recording-that’s why I called #.” Source: Affected user report at findwhocallsyou.com
Not only this, but the spread of such scamming URLs has also been reported to be via programs that resemble security software, like PC Bug Repair – a rogue program that just pretends to be antivirus software.
Such applications that are rogue and induce pop-ups on your browser are known as PUPs, and most conventional antivirus software does not detect them since they are classified only as potentially unwanted and are not directly dangerous to the computer. However, they may redistribute scams such as the 1-855-213-4353 tech support fraud.
1-855-213-4353 Fake Tech Support In Detail
The tech support scam is believed to display the following audio message after it locks your web browser:
This shareware type of indirect communication aims to drive the user to call the posted number. However, do not get fooled because this number is a sham and all it aims is to steal your information and funds. Users have reported that the “customer representatives” presented themselves as Microsoft tech support and most of them spoke with either Indian or Middle Eastern accents. They have also been reported to request access to the user PCs and to explain an issue which may or may not exist on their PC.
Users are strongly advised NOT to call this service, because there are certain dangers it may introduce:
- Request insanely large payment for the service they provide. (In the range 500-1000 USD)
- Subscribe the caller to an automated SMS service that drains money from his SIM card. As a result, you receive a huge cell phone bill out of nowhere.
- The user may let the scammers infiltrate his PC and extract financial or personal information either by the phone or from the infected PC.
Stop 1-855-213-4353 Fake Tech Support Scam Pop-ups
The bottom line for these scare-ware messages is that this should not appear anymore on your computer. To remove the software that may be displaying these pop-ups, you need to clean up your web browser and delete any ad-supported applications from your programs and features. To do this effectively, please refer to the after-mentioned instructions below. Besides this, we strongly recommend using an advanced anti-malware software to detect and remove and adware or malware that may be residing on your device and causing those pop-ups. This also ensures that you are protected from such in the future.