Police Advisory On “Computer Glitch” Scam

September 23, 2015

The police are advising the public to “remain vigilant” regarding phone calls, e-mails and other correspondence from unknown persons that attempt to obtain personal information, saying that one “common scam involves unknown callers offering to help residents with alleged glitches reportedly affecting their home computers.”

A police spokesperson said, “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.

“One common scam involves unknown callers offering to help residents with alleged glitches reportedly affecting their home computers.

“These calls are believed to originate overseas, with the fraudulent callers often claiming to represent the ‘Microsoft Windows operating system.’ When such callers are challenged, they often become more insistent and confrontational.

“It is strongly recommended that any similar unsolicited communication be ignored.

“Residents are reminded that personal information regarding accessing their home computer[s] is valuable and that this information should never be relayed over the internet or phone to unknown persons.

“Any incidents of suspected internet fraud should be reported to the Financial Crime Unit on telephone number 247-1757 or via the e-mail addressfraud2@bps.bm.”

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  1. Serious Though says:

    ….. it should read , if someone call ask them to call back …give them this number 441 247 1757

    Thanks

  2. fortunately says:

    fortunately Bermudans have something called common sense this is developed from youth. sadly other countries deprive their people the opportunity to develop common sense. and those people fall pry to this stuff so easily its funny.

    so sad that people don’t even understand how we in Bermuda develop such high levels of common sense and our levels are slowly shrinking with each new generation.