Phone scam hits Masset

  • Dec. 19, 2011 6:00 a.m.

Submitted by Masset RCMP–Last week, the Masset RCMP has received two reports of a phone scam conducted by an unknown party. The scam involves a person from a blocked long distance phone number calling and trying to suggest they have detected an issue with the person’s personal computer. The caller then attempts to convince the intended victim they will rectify the computer issue if the victim allows them remote access to their computer via internet connection. It has not been clear exactly what information the caller is trying to access or for what purpose. In both instances the potential victim recognized what was taking place and did the right thing by not allowing the caller access to their computer. Masset RCMP does not have any further information about the potential scam but wants to remind the public to be vigilant in protecting personal information secured in computers and various other forms such as credit cards, bank cards and personal identification. If you are providing people remote access to your personal computer, ensure you are confident in who you are dealing with and recognize the consequences or providing them access to your personal files.If you’ve been a victim of this scam or have further information, contact the Masset RCMP, 626-3991.

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