Warning Over Computer Scam
28 December 2011, 05:00
Suffolk Trading Standards is telling Heart that more and more people are reporting a new computer scam.
More and more people have started to contact Trading Standards saying they have been called been called by someone claiming they're from a well-known computer company.
The then go on to ask for your passwords and bank details to pay for work you don't need.
Fair Trading Officer James Garrett from Suffolk Trading Standards is telling Heart people need to be careful when answering phone calls from people they don't know:
"Be aware certainly of any unsolicited telephone calls, generally do not part with any personal information and do not allow people to access your computer remotely."
He added that scammers tend to use telephone directories to get information about people, so they beleive the call is official.
The scammers are then often hard to trace as the numbers are withheld.
If you think you may have had a scam phone call or you want some more information then you can go on to Action Fraud's website on http://www.actionfraud.org.uk/ or call them on 0300 123 2040.