LINCOLN – Attorney General Mike Hilgers is issuing a consumer alert for Nebraskans to be wary of tech support scams. Multiple consumers have been recently scammed with pop-up warnings on computers with a number to call for tech support. The pop-up messages may claim that your computer or bank account has been hacked. These warnings may claim to come from major tech firms but are actually from scammers.
Here are some red flags to look for to help you recognize a tech support scam:
If you are concerned about the safety of your financial accounts, contact your financial institution directly or visit a branch in person. Similarly, if you have concerns about an issue with your computer or electronic device, seek out a local reputable tech support business directly or in person.
If you need assistance or additional information on protecting yourself, please visit our website to request a consumer protection kit or call 402-471-2682.