Warning over Suffolk-wide computer scam

POLICE have issued a warning, urging locals to remain vigilant after receiving a number of calls about a computer fixing scam.

Householders in Suffolk have contacted police to report unsolicited telephone calls from people claiming that the victim has a problem with their computer. A fee is then requested for their computer to be fixed.

Earlier this month police received a call from a Suffolk resident reporting that she had been the victim of a scam in December. The caller claimed to be from BT and was ringing about a problem with her broadband.

After the victim gave out some details the caller was able to access the victim's computer before asking for a payment for the work that had been done. The victim paid around �100 however it was soon discovered that nothing had been fixed.

'Police are advising people that fraudsters will try anything to get you to part with your cash and you should be on your guard should you receive such calls,' the police spokesman said. 'Do not provide personal information, including bank details, to anyone over the telephone unless you are certain of who you are speaking to.'

• Visit www.actionfraud.org.uk a website that not only provides somewhere to report fraud but also offers support and prevention advice.

• If you have received a similar scam, or something you suspect to be a scam, contact Suffolk Police on 101.

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