Doncaster, United Kingdom
Top spam/scam types by reports
The statistics represent crime and information reports submitted over the last five months.
Pretending to be from Microsoft
Call saying my gmail had been hacked and wanted to control of my computer. When I told them it was on a Mac the line went dead
Found on computer by “Microsoft.” Said computer is affected by virus or spyware hacking my personal info. Now what!
Scam claiming to bt BT, my computer's got a virus, and they are going to shut down my internet account, dial one for help, dial two to disconnect my bt telephone account. It's a call centre and they are reading from a script. First two recordings are USA accents, then after pressing number, I pressed two, I get what sounds like an Indian, Bangladeshi, or Sri Lankan accent in a call centre with other voices in the background, offering to help me fix my computer, just need to answer some of their questions. I then hung up.Call came from telephone no 0125896512
I found this number when searching for help on the internet for my garmin satnav and I rang them. Their website claims they are providing gps support. Supposedly a company called gpsexpertonline However when I talked to the guy he asked me to connect my satnav to my PC and then wanted to take over my computer remotely to fix the issue. We connected to a remote site and he had a look at various settings and was saying that I needed some specific PC virus protection software but I started to get suspicious at this point and hung up Number is supposed to be in Canterbury UK but background noise suggested something like an Indian call centre with only 2-3 operatives.
Have been charged £5 (somehow) for picking up the phone to this number
trying to selling me micro soft updates and log into my computor
fraud call, asking about the lights on the router.
Fraud. Stating problems with my router, asking me to switch my computer on to check the internet
saying they are from talk talk and I have a problem with my router.