More than 20 police reports have been made about an online scam that tricks victims into providing their credit or debit card information to buy software for a fake virus infection on their computers.
The scam involves pop-up messages telling people that their computers had been infected with a virus, or that their passwords or information might have been leaked, said police in a news release on Sunday (Jun 4).
The scammers told the victims that they needed to buy "anti-virus software" to fix their computer, and asked for the victims’ personal particulars and credit or debit card details.
The scammers then made unauthorised transactions using the card details.
Rule of Thumb
Do not give out your personal information, credit/debit card details, bank account details, or email account details to any strangers.