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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:40 am 
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That Microsoft "your system has a virus/error/trojan" phone call scam is doing the rounds again locally - these people never give up despite this scam being as old as the hills because they are still getting people to fall for it. It shows if nothing else the complete inadequacy of our media systems that despite warnings on social media, newspapers, TV and radio for years about this particular scam (never mind the Tesco vouchers) that there are still those out there that will be taken in by it. Don't assume your neighbour or friends know about it, tell them as they could be next.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:10 pm 
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Just bringing this back up as it is STILL happening locally

Please remember that NOBODY from Microsoft or indeed any of the major utility's or banks will contact you randomly and ask you for money over the phone, nor will they ask you for your bank details.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:04 am 
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And once more these people are at it again.

They prey on people they think are not computer literate or indeed just try their luck by going through random phone numbers.

Once more they are phoning houses in this area and in this case pretending to be from HM revenue demanding payment.

It goes without saying, NOBODY will ring you up and demand payment for ANYTHING over the phone. And they will most certainly not ask for payment by iTunes vouchers either.

If you get a call like that, feel free to swear at them and put the phone down but more importantly, make sure everyone you know is aware of this scam, it would surprise you how many are not.


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