We have had multiple clients sent to us by the local banks to redo and clear thier systems after allowing scammers in via remote.
Remote access scams occur when a scammer contacts an individual and may, for example, pretend to be a staff member from a large and established company, often relating to telecommunications.
The scammer may try to talk the victim into buying unnecessary software or a service to ‘fix’ their computer or mislead the victim into providing personal details and/or banking and credit card details.
The caller may also request the victim to download remote access software to the victim’s computer to ‘find out what the problem is’ and direct them make payments to the scammers own account or perform transfers.
A representative from a large and established company may phone you out of the blue advising they have detected internet or performance issues with your computer or modem
If you have fallen victim to a scam or you receive a lot of unsolicited emails and phone calls consider changing your email address and phone numbers.
Ask us how we can help protect your systems?