Global exposure to and losses from tech support scams has dropped over the past two years as consumers become more savvy, although in the UK the number suffering financially increased slightly, according to Microsoft.
The computing giant polled over 16,000 internet users in 16 countries worldwide to better understand how trends are evolving.
The latest figures revealed that 63% of consumers experienced a tech support scam, down from 68% in 2016. Those who lost money fell from 6% to 3%.
By Phil Muncaster
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