Computer phone scam warning

Guardian News
Guardian News

WORKSOP web-surfers are being warned to remain vigilant as a computer scam sweeps the area.

The bogus scam has been noted around the country - but has recently been reported in and around Worksop.

Worksop IT consultant Chris Guest said: “I have customers all around Aston, Retford and Worksop and I’ve had a number of people calling and saying that they’ve been targeted.”

“You get a cold-call out of the blue from people claiming to be from Microsoft and they say that they are monitoring a virus on your computer. They then try to convince you to let them remotely control your computer so they can clean up the problems.”

He continued: “Once they are done, they ask for your credit card details and £150 - £200.”

- HAVE you been struck by the scam? If so, get in touch by emailing newsroom@worksop-guardian.co.uk