2 “Tech Support” Scam
Tech support scams aren’t Apple platform-specific, but they can be deployed on web browsers running on macOS and other Apple operating systems.
Unlike scams that seek a user’s passwords or login credentials, many tech support scams are more often after something else: your hard earned cash.
Tech support scams rely on a variety of methods for fooling users that they are, in fact, associated with a large tech company or tech support firm. These can range significantly in form and function, but the best example is a Chrome-based scam discovered earlier this month.
The scam attacks Google Chrome, using an exploit to freeze the browser. A fraudulent error message will then appear, prompting users to call a fake tech support number and, presumably, disclose their financial information to “fix” the issue.
The best way to avoid a scam like this is not to panic. Actual tech support personnel won’t prompt you to call them via random error message in a web browser. Simply force-quit your Browser, or if applicable, close out of the affected tab.