Residents warned computer scammers on the prowl

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers across the state about scammers targeting people with threats of impending computer failure and seeking payment in exchange for a guaranteed fix.

Illawarra consumers have been the most recent victims, including an 83-year-old from Balgownie in Wollongong who lost more than $600 overnight last Thursday.

The man responded to an offer of a free download of Windows 10 and a couple of hours later, received a phone call.

It was someone claiming to be from Microsoft, telling him there was something radically wrong with his computer and offering a guarantee against ongoing rectification costs for a fee of a couple of hundred dollars.

Soon after, the man noticed $600 had been deducted from his bank account.

For more information on scams go to http://www.scamwatch.gov.au



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