Police Advisory On ‘Computer Hacked’ Scam

December 23, 2015

The Bermuda Police Service said that as of today, they are “still receiving calls from members of the public about the Microsoft Scam, 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.

“In the most recent example, reports were received Monday evening [November 9th] of a male person with an accent, calling local residents claiming to be a Microsoft technician or representative from California,” a spokesperson said.

“The unknown caller went on to state that he was calling to assist in the prevention of the home computer being hacked into.

“Members of the public should be wary of anyone calling to provide instructions regarding upgrading computer security or banking detail verification and ideally, such calls should be ignored.”

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  1. Stunned... says:

    im starting to think these scammers have voice recognition capability… having been advised where to go and what to do when they got there on two other occasions, this time when they called i answered: is this Microsoft? they promptly hung up on me!

    • Stunned... says:

      …i should add, i was very disappointed when they hung up because this time i wanted to give them two words: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!