LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - On this Consumer Tuesday we're talking about a scam that could end up costing you.
If you receive a call from someone claiming to work for Microsoft, think twice before you give them personal information.
There have been reports that scammers are trying to get consumers to run their computer and then they put a program on it that can steal your information.
Dr. Jane Wayland from the UALR College of Business advises everyone to remember the following tips:
- Do not trust unsolicited calls.
- Do not provide any personal information.
- Do not purchase software or services from unsolicited tech calls.
- Never give control of your computer to a third party.
If you are the recipient of this scam, Dr. Wayland recommends that you write down the caller's information, if they will give it to you, and then report the telephone fraud to the FTC and the Arkansas State Attorney General.