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Warning on phone scam

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: June 06, 2014

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ANOTHER warning about phone scams has gone out after an Alton resident became the latest victim.

On Tuesday, May 27, a resident had a phone call from a male with an Asian accent who claimed to be from 'technical support', and needed him to go to a website called 'Team Viewer' so he could check if there were any viruses on his laptop.

The resident logged onto the website and some symbols came up on his laptop.

The caller then said he could view the files on the laptop and asked for £199, which the resident refused to pay.

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He later discovered that he was unable to log onto his laptop and it had to be taken into a computer shop for repair.

Ken Rickard, Neighbourhood Watch Manager, said: "Please be aware of this recent scam and be reminded of these fraudulent callers. Simply end the call."

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