FBI warns of fraudsters posing as tech support staff

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned consumers about tech support criminals posing as virtual currency support staff.

The bureau's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a notice about tech support scams, saying that this "continues to be a problematic and widespread scam".

IC3 said that, in 2017, it received about 11,000 complaints related to tech support fraud, with losses amounting to almost $15 million, which represents a 86% increase from 2016.

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