Windows tech support scams aren’t a new problem by any means. Despite increased awareness in recent years, the criminals behind the phone calls and pop-ups show no signs of backing down. In fact, they even were more active in 2017. In a recent presentation at the RSA security conference, Microsoft revealed some numbers around Windows tech supports scams. Last year, reports from Windows users jumped 24%. From January to December, Microsoft received a whopping 153,000 reports from users in 183 different countries. That only leaves about a dozen nations off the list.
Read how the Windows tech support scams continue to be a global menace on Forbes.