Media Release: November 9th, 2013

On November 09th, 2013, the Nelson Police Department received another report of an attempted internet scam.

The call display associated to these calls read “out of the area”. The victim was advised that they were speaking to computer software expert who had identified problems with their computers. The victim was asked to turn their computers on so that the caller could install a program to repair the problems. The caller then asks for a Credit Card # so a bill can be submitted for the so-called repairs, or in this case the caller asked for the victim to go to Western Union and send the money.

Again Nelson Police caution people against giving out personal information by email or over the phone. Please ensure that the company or person you are dealing with is a reputable service provider before providing any information. Report any suspicious circumstances to police immediately.

J. Scott-Pryke, MBA
Nelson Police Department