Live stream: Join us for a conversation on fighting consumer tech scams

Already this year, more than 3 million consumers have been affected by tech support scams.  Posing as support for major technology companies, these scammers – often U.S. companies leveraging foreign call centers – sell bogus security products and can gain access to and exploit consumers’ personal information.  When scammers succeed, consumers lose out.

Today, the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. will host a panel discussion as part of the @Microsoft series to explore emerging trends and discuss how consumers can best educate themselves, ensure their systems are secure and what steps to take if they have been a victim of a tech scam.

The discussion will be moderated by Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, and will feature remarks by Rene Yoakum, general manager for Microsoft’s Consumer Support Experience; Rosa Maymi of AARP; Colleen Robbins of the Federal Trade Commission; and Jeffrey Gee of Symantec.

Watch live today starting at 5:30 a.m. PT

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