Cornwall Ontario — The Cornwall Community Police Service would like to inform the residents of our Community of a computer repair scam. It is reported that the culprit(s) contact the victim by telephone and suggest that the home computer has a virus. The culprit(s) explains that the virus can be dealt with from the business computer and charges the victim approximately $200.00 to eliminate the virus. The culprit(s) provides a business name and a false telephone number for complaints. The culprit(s) obtained payment by credit card and has access to all information on the victim’s computer. Shortly after the fraud is completed the victim’s computer is reported to malfunction.
The Cornwall Community Police Service would like residents to take precautions with telephone scams. If you have any doubt, just hang up. You have the right to check out any caller by requesting written information, a call back number, references and time to think about the offer or situation. Do not provide confidential banking information and/or credit card information over the telephone without being informed about the service and researching the situation.
If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Cornwall Community Police Service by dialling (613) 933-5000, ext 2758, our wed-site www.cornwallpolice.com or by calling the Anti-fraud Bureau of Canada at 1-888-495-8501, www.anti-fraudbusters.ca.