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Don't fall for that 'tech support' call

Scammers prey on victims' fears by making them think their data has been compromised

With many of us online most of the time and forced to download new tools and apps required for effective remote working, we've become quite paranoid about cyber security, which is a healthy sign. Only The Paranoid Survive is the title of the book Intel co-founder Andrew Grove wrote in 1988. It continues to be a bestseller and the need to be paranoid is very relevant today.

That is because online scams have skyrocketed and cyber criminals are constantly trying to master the art of conmanship.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2020, with the headline 'Don't fall for that 'tech support' call'. Subscribe