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Automatic filters on our blog sometimes catch benign comments by accident. However, they also protect users from spammers, scammers, and malicious links. Read on to learn about our comment policy: what we block and why.

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Where did the tech support scam blacklist go?

We’ve removed our blacklist of recognized tech support scammers from our tech scam support page. Here’s what we’re doing instead.

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Tech support scam uses fake Shoppers Stop site to lure thousands

The same group behind the Shoppers Stop tech scam campaign is at it again, injecting malicious ad code into thousands of sites and redirecting to a templated warning page.

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Boomerang spam bombs Malwarebytes forum—not a smart move

Boomerang Tech solutions had trouble configuring their spambots, thus dropping a few spam bombs on Malwarebytes forums. Watch us catch them red-handed in a scammer call.

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Tech support scammers make browser lockers more resilient

Closing tech support scam pop-ups is becoming more challenging as crooks come up with more tricks for browser lockers.

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Tech support scammer tries to sell free software

Watch as a Malwarebytes researcher catches a rather rude tech support scammer from AmericaGeeks in the act.

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FTC providing partial refunds for Advanced Tech Support victims

Last month, the FTC announced the recovery of 10 million dollars from Advanced Tech Support. If you were a victim of ATS, also known as Inbound Call Experts (ICE), you might be able to get a partial refund of what they scammed from you.

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The numeric tech support scam campaign

A new tech support scam campaign is being pushed in lieu of exploit kits. We take a look at its distribution method and how it is able to bring browsers to their knees.

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Tech support scams: what are other people doing?

We’ve talked a lot about tech support scams over the past few years, typically focused on what we see ourselves, and the scammers who like to pose as Malwarebytes. But tech support scams are much bigger than that, targeting every tech company under the sun. So what are other people doing about it? Let’s take a look at some of the other players working to keep you safe.

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System optimizers turning to tech support scams

PUPs and more specifically system optimizers have been found turning to tech support scams to increase the amount of money they can take from their unsuspecting customers.

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