Beware of cryptocurrency tech support scams

Criminals may pose as cryptocurrency (virtual currency) tech support. Individuals in need of tech support may use online search engines to find technical support companies. Criminals pay to have their fraudulent tech support company’s link show higher in search results hoping victims will choose one of the top links in search results. The fraudulent support asks for access to the victim’s cryptocurrency wallet and transfers the victim’s cryptocurrency to another wallet for temporary holding during maintenance. The cryptocurrency is never returned to the victim, and the criminal ceases all communication. So be very cautious of tech support numbers obtained via online search engines.