What is the Geek Squad Scam?

– A scam where people are tricked into thinking      they need computer repair services from Geek Squad. – Scammers often call or email victims,      pretending to be from Geek Squad. – They may tell victims that their computer is      infected with viruses or that they need to update their software.

How does the scam work?

– Scammers may ask victims to give them remote      access to their computers. – They may also ask for victims' credit card      information. Once they have access to victims' computers or credit card information, they can steal money or personal information.

Who is at risk?

– Anyone can be at risk for the Geek Squad scam. – However, older adults and people who are not      familiar with computers are more likely to be targeted.

How to protect yourself from the scam

– Don't give remote access to your computer to      anyone you don't know and trust. – Be wary of unsolicited calls and emails from      Geek Squad. – Don't give out your credit card information to      anyone you don't know and trust. If you think you may have been scammed, contact Geek Squad directly or report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission.

Geek Squad's response to the scam

– Geek Squad has taken steps to warn customers      about the scam. – They have also created a website with      information about how to protect yourself from the scam.

What to do if you think you've been scammed

– Contact Geek Squad directly. – Report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission. – File a police report.

Tips for staying safe online

– Use strong passwords and change them regularly. – Be careful about what information you share      online. – Install and update security software on your      computer. – Be wary of clicking on links or opening      attachments in emails from unknown senders.

– The Geek Squad scam is a serious problem, but      there are steps you can take to protect yourself. – By being aware of the scam and taking steps to      protect yourself, you can help to keep yourself safe.