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Fraud

Alert message sent 24/12/2018 09:22:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Fraudsters claiming to be from Microsoft are making contact with residents over the phone stating that their computer has been hacked and that the problem can be fixed by them for a cost of £9.99. An Aggrieved has fallen fowl of this scam and is currently out of pocket by several thousands of pounds.
Always ensure that you know where and who the money is going to.
Microsoft would never make contact with a customer direct as to problems on your home / work computer. A telephone number for Microsoft is available on the Internet, if you have any concerns that it may not be them that are contacting you direct. Do not phone the number that may have been given to you by possible fraudsters.
 
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Andrew Jones (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke District)

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