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POLICE are warning the public to be careful of internet scammers posing as Microsoft employees.

Internet users have been getting emails and phone calls from people speaking English and posing as Microsoft employees. They then inform the person that they have a problem with their computer and ask for access to fix it. Once the person accepts, the fraudsters gain access to certain information.

The person then receives a bill of €400. If the amount is not paid they bombard the person’s computer with windows.

Those who fall victim may also find that messages appear on their computer warning them about malicious software and urging them to pay a sum through Western Un ion to get rid of the software.

Source: Cyprus-Mail

Published on June 1, 2012

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