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Global regulators shut down PC 'tech support' scam
Some good news if you've ever received a call from some random guy claiming to be from Microsoft, and also claiming that you have malware on your computer -- even though you inexplicably own a Mac. They don't know that, but they're trying to sell you fake antivirus programs that you likely don't even need in order to make a quick buck.
U.S. officials, working alongside Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, and British regulators and authorities cracked the so-called "tech support scam" and frozen financial assets.
It was a coup for cyberscammers worldwide who plagued the vulnerable -- and everyone else for that matter -- with cold calls claiming they were someone that they were not. Thankfully not everyone fell for the scam, but tens of thousands clearly did.