This week the FTC announced a major international crackdown on scammers who call you on the telephone and offer to fix your computer. These criminals often charge their victims for bogus services and install malicious software on their computers.
The FTC also acknowledges investigative assistance from several computer companies including Microsoft. Federal regulators have already charged 14 organizations and 17 individuals in 6 different legal findings. For more information on how you can protect yourself, see Avoid tech support phone scams.