Victim Location 37219
Total money lost $1,000
Type of a scam Tech Support
Had a family member call a number that popped up on their computer which said "Virus Alert…please call Technical Support to rectify the issue and get your PC unlocked. Toll Free helpline at 1-(866)769-2750"
They asked my family member for $1700 to "fix" their computer remotely. They specifically asked him for a check by phone and when he couldn’t give that, they asked for a debit card. The managed to charge $1000 on the debit card and tried to charge the other $700, but the bank shut off the card for suspicious activity. The company name they work under appears to be a name they copied from a potentially legitimate company, and they provide you with paperwork to docusign to appear official.