Posted by: David Harley | August 14, 2014

New tech-support-related blog

“Chris Larson, for Blue Coat, reports finding a site with a fake anti-virus scan masquerading as Microsoft Security Essentials. However, instead of being prompted as with old-time fake AV to download fake AV, he was prompted to connect with a ‘live’ support specialist via LiveChat.”

Read more in Malvertising leading to fake support, posted to the AVIEN blog. Two links also added to the PC ‘TECH SUPPORT’ COLD-CALL SCAM RESOURCES page.

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World


  1. Hi, I work for an AV company that recently had an interesting encounter with a PC-support scammer. Basically, they unknowingly cold called one of our researchers. The researcher recorded the entire encounter and we published it in narrative form on our blog. I thought it might be a good resource to add to your PC Tech Support Scam Resources page, as well as the AVIEN blog.

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