Which Scam Alert

Beware of fake Microsoft ‘spyware’ pop-ups on your computer

Scammers are impersonating Microsoft in pop-ups warning your computer is infected with spyware.

These pop-ups appear suddenly on your screen. They claim that your device has a virus, and that your personal and financial data is at risk, before asking you to call a phone number for support.

Read the stories about victims targeted by this scam and get advice on what to do if you’re targeted by dodgy pop-ups.

Great news for consumers!

With the UK still in the grip of a fraud epidemic, new rules are set to be introduced to end the current ‘reimbursement lottery’ for victims of APP scams, and lead to fairer and more consistent outcomes.

Rocio Concha, Which? director of Policy and Advocacy, said: ‘Which? has led the way in campaigning for new laws to give greater protection to consumers and prevent them suffering losses should they fall victim to a bank transfer scam.

Click here to learn about how the new laws could help you if you’re tricked into sending money to a fraudster.


Author: Councillor Gerry O'Sullivan

Gerry is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

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