Virus Phone Scam Being Run From Call Centres In India

Online con artists are targeting PC users worldwide in a scam that started in 2008. It starts with a phone call from a so called “Tech Support Specialist” The Caller asks for the primary computer user, He then tells you that you have a virus on your PC. To fix things, all you have to do is follow some very difficult  instructions to download and install remote access software and then let there technician get to work.

So Please, if you receive a cold call from someone claiming that there is a problem with your computer and that they work for Microsoft hand up the phone. Its a SCAM Microsoft have published on there website that they DO NOT make theses types of calls. for more information or advice on computer scams please contact your local trading standards office.

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