A phone scam
which has hit various parts of the Wellington district has
now struck Wairarapa residents.
Police have had reports
of people receiving a phone call on their landline, from a
person claiming to be a Microsoft employee, willing to help
them fix a virus on their computer.
This follows a huge
number of reports from Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kapiti
residents last month, reporting a similar experience.
caller claims to work for Microsoft and offers assistance to
help get rid of a virus, by disclosing computer passwords.
Police warn anyone who receives a call of this nature to
hang up immediately.
The scam has already been reported
to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs through its Scam Watch
website. For more information, please go to:
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