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The Fbi Warns Of A Scam Targeting Seniors: The “phantom Hacker”

n this eye-open­ing episode on ScamTV, we dive deep into the heart-wrench­ing tale of Den­nis and Joy, a senior cou­ple from Texas, who fell vic­tim to the devi­ous tech sup­port scam now know as the Phan­tom Hack­er Scam. Join us as we unrav­el the shock­ing events that led to the loss of this couple’s life sav­ings, leav­ing a stark warn­ing for all.

Upon receiv­ing a sin­is­ter mes­sage on his com­put­er, sup­pos­ed­ly from ‘Microsoft,’ Den­nis was duped into believ­ing that mal­ware was filch­ing his per­son­al and finan­cial data. Trust­ing the rec­og­niz­able brand, he did­n’t ques­tion the authen­tic­i­ty of the warn­ing and, in a bid to sal­vage his dig­i­tal secu­ri­ty, inad­ver­tent­ly hand­ed remote access of his com­put­er to the very scam­mers he hoped to thwart. Watch the video to see how this sin­is­ter scam is imple­ment­ed.

At Stamp Out Scams, we believe knowl­edge is pow­er. We are ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing you with the tools and insights to pro­tect your­self and your loved ones from these dig­i­tal preda­tors. Remem­ber, scam­mers are con­stant­ly evolv­ing their tac­tics, but togeth­er, we can build a fortress of aware­ness.

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If after watch­ing this video, you would like to donate to a GoFundMe estab­lished for the elder­ly vic­tims shown in this video, please click on the link below. This fund was estab­lished by car­ing fam­i­ly mem­bers.

Also, for infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed by Microsoft rel­a­tive to tech sup­port scams, click on the link below.

GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/80-year-old-aunt-uncle-would-never-ask-for-help

Microsoft Link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/protect-yourself-from-tech-support-scams-2ebf91bd-f94c-2a8a-e541-f5c800d18435#:~:text=If%20a%20pop%2Dup%20or,like%20Bitcoin%2C%20or%20gift%20cards.
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