Phishing Scam In Tadcaster
YOUR DETAILS BY PHONE SCAMMERS…
URGENT – PLEASE READ THIS…
Internet users in Tadcaster have become the targets for internet fraud scams. Several people have already become victims – Don’t be next.
The phone call usually starts with the caller stating that they are calling from your internet service provider, windows, or some other quite believable entity – but they are NOT!
During the conversation the caller will tell you that your computer is running slow due to an accumulation of error reports, they will even direct you to the administrative section of your computer to let you see these errors for yourself.
Once you have seen the errors, you will either be asked to pay them for software or a virus check. The most common is that you are directed to a website page and asked to enter a username and password which they provide – this will pair your computer with theirs and allows remote access to your computer – This is NOT RECOMMENDED
After you have allowed the scammer to access your computer, you will receive a web page on your screen which tells you that you need to pay between £100 – £200 to have the system cleaned and checked for viruses.
If you buy these services, you will NOT receive anything in return, you may also be billed again in 12 months as this is usually a subscription.
DO NOT GIVE ANY DETAILS TO ANYONE OVER THE PHONE.
DO NOT ALLOW ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER REMOTELY
DISABLE REMOTE ASSISTANCE ON YOUR COMPUTER
CALL TADCASTER COMPUTER SERVICES FOR FREE ADVICE
01937 519 668
Or use the CONTACT form
This video is from America but the problem is also here in the UK