Virus phone scam being run from call centres in India
The scam always starts the same way: the phone rings at someone's home, and the caller usually with an Indian accent asks for the householder, quoting their name and address before saying "I'm calling for Microsoft. We've had a report from your internet service provider of serious virus problems from your computer."
Warning over anti-virus software
Gangsters are tricking worried internet users into buying anti-virus protection that is actually malicious software in disguise, security experts have warned.
They said criminals pose as legitimate IT companies who cold call victims offering fake security software that can be downloaded for around £30.
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