Police investigating scammers posing as computer technicians

Posted at 10:27 AM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 11:35:12-04

The Hamilton police said they are investigating money scams complaints in which the suspects are posing as computer technicians. 

According to police, the scammers convince the victims to give them remote access to their home computer and then tell them that they need to buy a virus protection for their computers. 

The suspects would charge the victims anywhere from $650 to $2,000 for the virus protection. These funds were transferred through electronic check.

The Hamilton Police are urging anyone that receive these calls to never give out personal information over the phone and never give anyone you don't know access to your computer.

If you know anything regarding these crimes, you are asked to call the police.

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