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WARNING: Computer virus ?? Scam Phone Calls ??
« on: Saturday 20 August 11 10:30 BST (UK) »

If someone you don't know phones you and

  • offers help removing a computer virus
  • or help in checking your computer security, or ...
  • etc., etc.

          Do not listen - Hang up on them - this is a scam



In particular, please note: If the caller says he is from Microsoft, or a MS authorised company

MicroSoft will publish reports on the Internet or in computor journals about known computer problems, but ...

              they will not phone you personally !
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Re: MOVED: Computer virus??? Scam?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 August 11 13:33 BST (UK) »
Similarly,

If you receive e-mails saying

  • there is a problem with your bank account, or
  • there is a problem with your credit card, or
  • asking you to confirm your bank details, or ...
  • etc., etc.

          Do not reply - DELETE THEM IMMEDIATELY - this is a scam


      No reputable bank will send you e-mails asking you for this information !

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