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Fresh telephone scam warning

LOCHGILPHEAD police officers are reminding people in Mid Argyll not to be taken in by unexpected telephone calls from people saying they are from BT or Microsoft.

These types of scam have become common with the caller saying they have identified a fault with a computer or broadband speed. The caller then persuades the person to give bank details for payment to rectify the fault. The caller might persuade the householder to download an application to their computer to rectify the fault, but which also allows remote access to the computer.

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