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Police warn of potential computer scam

Fri, 30 Sep 2011


There's a warning from police over a possible new scam doing the rounds.

It comes after a household received a phone call offering to improve their computer's performance with an online 'tune up.'

The victim allowed the caller remote access to their PC and unwittingly left their personal files accessible, as well as leaving their computer open to viruses.

They were charged £75 for the privilege.

Suspicion was raised that it was probably a con when none of the promised performance enhancements appeared.

Officers say you shouldn't allow remote computer access to anyone you don't know.

The also recommend using one of the local firms for IT repairs.

 

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