Don’t let yourself be scammed

We’re sure that you’ve all heard about the Internet “Scams”? There have been a number of television and print media articles highlighting victims stories and warning people to not become a victim themselves.

There are a number of different approaches, most common of which is that the callers tell you that they are a representative of Microsoft and that there is a problem with your computer and therefore, they need to access your computer to fix the issue. What happens is that they either direct you to a location on your computer that appears to be showing errors (or tell you to run a command that will result in errors). The unsuspecting victim thinks that the issue is legitimate. The caller will either ask you for your credit card details to take payment for fixing the issue or, they will install key logging programs on your computer that will provide them with all of your online banking login and password details.

These people, like those behind the “Nigerian scams” are continually adjusting their tactics and stories in order to try and fool you. The new approach is to target people who’ve been previously scammed. They tell you that they want to give you a refund, which is just another attempt to gain access to your personal information.

DON”T EVER fall for it!!  Don’t let anyone on your computer, other than Consulting IT and certainly don’t give them your credit card details… These scams don’t just target the elderly, so don’t be fooled into thinking that it wouldn’t happen to you.

We urge you to read the latest article written by the “QPS”, just click on the following link  Queensland Police Service and also, please take the time to read the previous articles written by QPS in relation these scams.

If you think you’ve been a victim of a scam, contact QPS straight away.

 

 

By | 2013-11-29T16:21:14+10:00 November 29th, 2013|News, Security|