Posts Tagged ‘phones & broadband’

Warning Over Anti-Virus Software Scams

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

It’s amazing that people still fall for stuff like this …

Serious crime body says almost a quarter of UK web users have been approached by fraudulent ‘IT helpdesks’ offering to check their computers for viruses

Consumers are being warned about a scam that sees internet users targeted by fake call centres and pop-up adverts tricking them into downloading and paying for fake anti-virus (AV) protection, which is actually malicious software.

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