I just had a phone call from one of my customers who is new to PCs.
He was concerned about a phone call that he had received from “Microsoft”
I had to tell him about this scam which is going around the area.
POLICE are warning people not to fall victim to a telephone scam which is currently targeting people in the area.
The force has had a number of complaints from people who have received phone calls from callers saying they are Microsoft Engineers.
The caller states that there are viruses on the victim’s computer and the system is running slow because of this. These can be fixed if the victim logs into the computer and follows the callers’ instructions.
It is identified that the system is infected and they ask for credit card details for payment for software, being very insistent.
The changes made could disable the anti-virus security installed and result in files being deleted.