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Keeping Your Home PC Safe

The Office of Fair Trading has recently warned Island residents about a number of “scams” involving telephone callers telling users that their computers have a virus and that for a charge they will deal with the virus and its effects for them. The callers often say they are from “Microsoft” or “Windows” and may call themselves “engineers”. The callers ask for banking/credit card details which they can then use to clear out their victims accounts. It is easy to panic when you receive a call like this – particularly if you are not skilled in computing. A number of people have fallen victim to these scams on the Island.