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Police advisory about fraudulent calls

Police are reiterating their warning to the public about fraudulent computer assistance calls.

These are believed to originate overseas, with the callers often claiming to represent the Microsoft Windows operating system.

“Once again the Bermuda Police Service would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain personal information or other sensitive data,” a Police spokesman said.

“Members of the public should be wary of unknown callers contacting them to offer help with alleged glitches reportedly affecting their home computers,” he added.

“Residents are advised that personal information regarding accessing their home computers is valuable and that this information should never be relayed over the internet or phone to unknown persons.”

Officers strongly recommend that this and any similar unsolicited communication be ignored.

The spokesman urged the public to report any incidents of suspected internet fraud by contacting the Financial Crime Unit at 247-1757 or via e-mail fraud2@bps.bm.

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Published December 04, 2014 at 2:47 pm (Updated December 04, 2014 at 2:47 pm)

Police advisory about fraudulent calls

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