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How ‘tech support’ scam is stealing from seniors, including my mom

My 76-year outdated mother is an extremely tech-savvy senior who instructions her devices extra like a Millennial than somebody born the identical 12 months the ballpoint pen was invented. She additionally has an array of built-in tech help consultants throughout her — together with me — her personal daughter!

Nonetheless, when a large yellow “alert” lined half of her MacBook Professional display screen a couple of weeks in the past, warning her that hackers had taken management of her machine and to name the “Apple Help” quantity on the display screen instantly or else…she did simply that. However the true hazard wasn’t a virus on her pc, it was the person who answered on the opposite finish of the cellphone.

A brand new model of the outdated tech help rip-off 

“I’m so embarrassed,” she tells me via tears. “There was a cursor working amok on my display screen. I attempted to seize it, and after I couldn’t, I figured because it was taking place on a Mac, it was actual. I known as the quantity on the display screen, a person answered, “Apple Help,” she pauses and her voice cracks once more. “You understand, these persons are superb at what they do.” 

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