Police Warn Of “Windows Ltd” Scam Calls

November 3, 2015

The Bermuda Police Service is warning about reports of a possible scam involving a caller claiming to be an employee of a company called Windows Ltd, saying that the public should “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 spokesperson said, “Over the past week Bermuda Police Service has received at least four reports of persons calling purporting to be an employee of Windows Ltd, an overseas computer company.

“The caller suggested that the victims had technical issues with their home computers and requested that the victims log on while the caller walked them through a check list to rectify the computer problem.

“Once again we 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.”

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  1. Rada Gast says:

    When this happens, I simply tell them “Let me get my laptop, it’s in the other room” and then just leave them hanging on the line.