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Your computer has a virus - WARNING


This is a message sent via Northamptonshire Community Connect. This information has been sent on behalf of Northamptonshire Police Community Connect


Message sent by

Susan Fletcher (Police, Crime Prevention Support Officer, Northamptonshire)


Computer service fraud occurs when fraudsters posing to be from legitimate companies, such as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) like Talk Talk, call to tell you that there's a problem with your computer.  They'll say that there's a virus on your machine, or maybe a problem with your internet connection, and that they can fix the problem for a fee.

What should you do?

Legitimate companies like your Internet Service Provider will never cold call you asking for remote access to your computer or for your financial details.  Even if the caller is able to provide you with details such as your full name, don't give out any personal or financial information during a cold call.

If you think you have been a victim of computer service fraud, report it to Action Fraud as soon as possible on 0300 123 2040 or online at actionfraud.police.uk








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