Possible computer scam hits the Fort

The Courier received reports from Max IT as the paper was going to press of members of the community getting fraudulent phone calls recently.

Persons posing as representatives of software companies are allegedly phoning residents to gain access to their computers.

  • Jul. 19, 2011 11:00 a.m.

The Courier received reports from Max IT as the paper was going to press of members of the community getting fraudulent phone calls recently.

Persons posing as representatives of software companies are allegedly phoning residents to gain access to their computers.

By having people install remote access software on computers,  the callers then can access all of the information on the victim’s computer.

People are warned not to allow anyone to tell  them to download anything onto their computer, and to record the phone number of anyone calling and asking them to download or install things or allow them access.

The number of the caller should be given to the police.

 

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