India Sees Biggest Jump In People Losing Money Through Tech Support Scam Globally: Microsoft Research
Mumbai: India recorded the most considerable increase, with almost a third losing money through a tech support scam, while globally, the number of people losing money remained consistent, according to Microsoft’s “Global Tech Support Scam Research” released this month.
According to the survey, 31 percent of the Indians lost more money in 2021 than 14 percent in 2018.
Comparatively, the global average stands at 7 percent in 2021 compared to 6 percent in 2018.
India is followed by the US and Mexico, and Australia, where 10 percent and 9 percent of the people respectively lost money through a tech support scam.
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