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Ammyy (sometimes called AMMYY) is a company which created the remote desktop software called Ammyy Admin. It is often used by scam artists who cold-call homes to try to gain access to their computer.[1][2][3]

Since 2011 the company has issued warnings about these scammers who abuse their software against its intended purposes.[4]

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  1. ^ " Scam". 2010. (updated 15 February 2016)
  2. ^ "AMMYY Scam". 18 April 2013.
  3. ^ "The AMMYY Scam – Microsoft Phone Support Scam". 19 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Ammyy Admin - cases of malicious use. Official WARNING". Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. !!! If you receive a phone call claiming to be from 'Microsoft' or someone claiming to work on their behalf, telling you that you have a virus on your computer or some errors which they will help you to fix via Ammyy Admin, it is definitely a scam.