Police issue computer scam warning

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Borderers have been reminded that computer firms will not make unsolicited phone calls or update their PCs after a woman was recently subjected to a phone scam.

A man claiming to be from “Windows”, claimed that the woman’s licence was due for renewal and a payment was required.

She was contacted on two further occasions. On the first the man stated she was due a refund, attempting to engage her in a process which would require her to receive additional money and then transfer some of this money back to them. On the second occasion he said he had installed a program on her computer and she would need to contact a local technician to remove it.

Police Scotland advised residents to treat all calls like this as suspicious and not to give out personal details or transfer money.

For advice about keeping safe online visit the Police Scotland website or getsafeonline.org.