Beware of the scammers

I get scam calls on my land-line from time to time, but I have received two in the last few days.

The first was the usual type - a foreign voice saying he’s phoning about my computer. When I said I don’t take scam calls, he immediately rang off.

The second call was a strident automatic-sounding voice, without any introduction, telling me my computer was being hacked. I immediately rang off. There is nothing amiss with my computer.

Lots of us get these calls, but they seem to be on the increase and I feel people need to be regularly reminded not to be taken in by them. Do not give out any information, and ring off as quickly as possible.

They are just another sad example of corruption that endeavours to pervade our lives these days.

M Guy, Otumoetai.




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