There have been recent incidents in mid-Missouri of “scammers” posing as technicians from a company (such as Microsoft) calling to offer you help with your computer. In reality, their only goal is to try to deceive you into providing your password or credit card information. These criminals use “social engineering” tactics to coerce their victim into providing personal information. Technology cannot protect you from being a victim of a social engineering scam; self-awareness is your best defense.
Thieves may use a combination of the following techniques to obtain your information:
For more information see Central Fax Service.
— Nov. 18, 2013