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Computer Scam Alert

Please be aware of a scam involving a cold telephone call from an individual claiming to represent Microsoft, AOL or another company, and that your computer, or partner/husband/wife, has reported a fault and that they require remote access to solve the problem. After access is given, it is explained that the relevant upgrades will cost money, at which point bank details are obtained and monies taken.
If you receive such a call, please decline the offer and hang up - there is no need to contact the police. If however you have been the victim of such an incident, please report it to your local police station.

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Date: 08/06/2011