Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tech support, accident insurance and PPI scams

An article by me for ESET that I should have posted here ages ago: Scams: Tech Support, Accident Insurance, PPI, Oh My My.

Of course, Indian call centres don’t spend all their time (and waste ours) on tech support scams asking for payment for help with non-existent problems: they also have a nasty habit of ringing with other types of scam: accident insurance scams and PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) scams.

And I just realized that I didn’t actually post a link to an excellent post by Martijn Grooten that’s briefly referenced in the same blog: Tech support scammers won’t give up.

Naturally, both links have been added to the scam resources page.

David Harley
ESET Senior Research Fellow