Telephone scam targeting home computer users
Description of Potential Fraud:
While not targeting lawyers specifically, you might wish to be aware of a scam currently taking place which involves receiving a phone call informing you that your computer is infected with a virus. The caller may claim to be from Microsoft or a software security company and will offer (in exchange for your credit card number) to install repair software, either by remote access or by directing you to certain websites.
Besides hoping to scam money from unsuspecting computer users, the fraudsters are also hoping to instal malware on your computer to gain access to your financial information.
Here is a press release from the RCMP and Canadian Anti-Fraud Canada. Be on the lookout!