Microsoft and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) are warning Australians to continue to be wary of scam calls claiming that your computer is infected with a virus or is sending out error messages.
"Scammers, in a new twist, are making follow-up calls to people who initially fell victim to the scam. In these calls the scammer pretends to be from a foreign law enforcement body and offers to recover the money which the victim initially lost to the scam, in return for a fee. Beware -- the scammer you will not give you your money back and will only ask you for more money," stated Microsoft SCAMwatch.
"Scam callers will tell you that you have a PC and then change their story if you advise them that you actually have a Mac. Scammers will even tell you that you have a computer when you do not own one at all!
If you fall victim to this scam, as well as losing your money and getting a service which provides no benefit, your personal and banking details will be at risk. You may also expose yourself to a follow up scam like the one described above."
Report: You can report a scam to the ACCC via the report a scam page on SCAMwatch or by calling 1300 795 995.