The latest scam making the rounds in Kimberley BC is a pop-up scam warning computer users their device has been infected with a virus, and in order to protect the computer, the owner must call a toll free number.
Once the number is called, the victim is asked to allow remote access to their computer. The victim is then asked for money via credit card payment or money order to the “repair company” in order for them to remove the supposed computer virus.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.