7 in 10 Indian consumers hit by tech support scams last year: Microsoft report
India recorded the highest rise in people who lost money to tech support scams at 31 per cent in the 2021 survey, more than twice of 14 per cent seen in the 2018 survey
Around 69 per cent Indian consumers were targeted by tech support scams in the last 12 months, second-highest in the world after Brazil, according to a survey by Microsoft. The report showed a rising trend in scams through unsolicited calls, while pop-up ads or windows accounted for the highest scam interaction in during the past year.
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