Thursday, 24 January 2019
Warning: Scammers duping victims into buying software to fix fake virus infection: Police
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is warning people against falling for tech support scams after at least four reports were made this month.
SPF said in a news release on Tuesday (Jan 22) that victims were tricked into making payments for software to address a fake virus infection in their computers. In some cases, they were told to provide credit or debit card information where they subsequently discovered unauthorised charges.
More than S$28,000 was lost to such tech support scammers in 2018, police added.
Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/scammers-dupe-victims-into-buying-software-for-fake-virus-11151612