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Telephone scam going around North Yorkshire

NEWS: North Yorkshire Police

10:33am 6th February 2018

Please be aware of a scam currently in circulation whereby the victim is contacted by telephone purporting to be from BT.

The scammer advises of an issue with the unwitting victims internet connection and convince them that their online security has been compromised.

The scammer further states that they can fix the issue over the phone by taking over control of the computer via a piece of software known as 'Team Viewer'.

They will then have full access to the computer and have previously encouraged the victim to transfer money from their online banking.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

"Please can this be shared amongst friends and family to raise awareness and to prevent further victims arising from this cowardly and devastating crime."

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