Archive | Virus and Scam Alerts

Fake Canon Support sites

Type: Scam websites

Affected: Owners of Canon printers encountering problems with aftermarket ink that produces the error code B203 are directed to multiple scam websites offering to fix this issue.

Scam: Users that call the support number have their computers taken over by remote access (logmein) and are advised that the error can be fixed for a fee and also that the antivirus being used is no good and you should use theirs (which is costly and unnecessary).

Example site: https://www.canonprintersupport247.com/blog/fix-canon-printer-error-code-b203/ (link disbaled)

Comment: Please visit the official Canon site for support https://www.canon.co.uk/support/

Compromised: Users that have already been compromised it is advised that you shut down your computer and call our support services (01432 700110) or your own IT support contractor.