Computer scams continuing in Borders

Lothian and Borders Police are once again bringing the public’s attention to a computer scam operating throughout the region.

In previous instances, a company calling themselves ‘Microsoft Support Technical’ cold called people throughout the Scottish Borders to ask if they wish to purchase remote support of their computer system.

Just last week, police were contacted by another member of the public from the Kelso area, who received a call with a similar request from a company calling themselves ‘24-7 PC Care’.

On this occasion the indivdual gave the caller direct access to their computer and shortly after the individual was contacted by another male, who in turn sold the individual some computer software.

If people believe they have been a victim of a similar scam, they should contact their bank to cancel their account and contact the police immedietely.

Anyone with any information regarding this scam can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 01450 375051.