What is scam and how to treat it?
The term “scam”, also known as online scam, is often described on many security-related blogs and online forums today.
Online scam is the contemporary form of fraud when certain cyber criminals attempt to force computer users into performing specific actions, for example:
- Downloading and installing dubious software (fake Adobe Flash player update alerts, misleading Java updates, etc.);
- Installing and activating suspicious browser extensions (add-ons);
- Calling fraudulent toll-free helplines run and controlled by online criminals.
Whenever you encounter any examples of the aforesaid online scam, it’s important that you’re properly prepared to duly deal with such misleading alerts mentioned in the scary messages. This section will furnish you with adequate tips and tricks to properly fix your device that may be troubled by malware resulting in online scam behavior.