Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
May 15, 2017
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Space Coast Daily: ALERT: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Issues Warning About Tech Support Scammers

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

Pam Bondi: “The fear of losing irreplaceable family photos and the anxiety associated with replacing important government documents sets in—leaving some people willing to do anything to save their computers.”

Space Coast Daily
Pam Bondi
May 14, 2017

Not too long ago people primarily stored precious family photos in a trunk in the attic, and kept Social Security cards, birth certificates and family medical records locked away in a filing cabinet.

Today, all this information can be stored on a personal computer, and if a tech problem threatens this vital information, people panic.

The fear of losing irreplaceable family photos and the anxiety associated with replacing important government documents sets in—leaving some people willing to do anything to save their computers.

Scammers understand the urgency associated with a computer problem and use fear to trick people into paying for unneeded repairs. This fear is the driving force behind tech support scams.

To view the full column from Attorney General Bondi, click here.