Telephone Scams doing the Round….

Telephone Scam – and remember only last Friday Whittlesey Library (Official Desk Computers) were targeted.

This is a general awareness warning to all members. Please could I also ask that you pass this information on to your friends and family who might not be on e-cops.

There has been an increase in calls to land line telephone numbers the initial call is an automated recording informing you that your computer IP address has been compromised and that you need to action it by answering the questions on the phone. It also says that your computer system will be disconnected within a couple of hours. This is a SCAM. If you don’t act on the automated system, you will then receive a call either later that day or the next with a person on the end of the phone informing you of the same, this is not genuine.
The person this happened to was called 5 times by the same male, when the scammer was informed it had been reported to the police the male became very angry. These people will try to intimidate and will appear really plausible they are not.

Please remember your service provider would not contact you in this way!

If this has happened to you please report to the scams at Cambridgeshire County council and to action Fraud….
Action Fraud 0300 123 2040

Kind regards Jules Hanrahan
Crime Reduction And Community Safety Officer

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