Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Important Notification about on Going Telephone Scam in Canada

Hi everyone,

I would like to give you an advanced warning about a telephone scam that is
going around.  There is a group calling around saying they have been contracted
to investigate slowing computers in Atlantic Canada, or they may present
themselves as a employee from a security company or Microsoft saying that your
computer has been compromised and they need to access it right away to scan your

You should not allow these people to scan your computer, simply hang up the
phone, this is a scam to gain access to your computer or network to make it look
like your computers are infected and try to sell you a service.  The service is
a scam.

If you have allowed them to scan your computer, as a precaution you should
change all your passwords for online services, and monitor your credit card
activity or notify your credit card companies / bank to monitor for unusual

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