A resident in the Scottish Borders has today been subject to a well-known phone scam by a man claiming to be from “Microsoft Technical support”. The man, who had an Indian accent, claimed that he needed to gain access to her computer because her computer as it was sending out signals to the internet.
Computer firms will not make unsolicited phone calls to help you fix or update your computer. Please treat all calls like this as highly suspicious and do not give out personal details or transfer money. The best advice is to end the call immediately.
For further advice about keeping safe online visit the Police Scotland website
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Nick Walker (Police Scotland, Constable, Scottish Borders)
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