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.

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