A support number scam takes advantage of people using virtual assistants to find and dial customer support lines.
The number the assistant calls is actually false and instead puts the victim in touch with a scammer.
Using Google Assistant on your smartphone or smart speaker can make your life so much easier.
However, there’s a support number scam that’s seen making its way around the internet recently that uses our dependence on Google Assistant to put us in a scammer’s sights.
The Better Business Bureau published a warning blog post about two individual cases of people getting trapped by this support number scam.
There are likely many more cases out there, though.