I've had a call today supposedly from BT in London telling me that my internet will be ceased in 2 weeks due to it being hacked. They want me to log on to my PC so they can resolve the problem. When I said I was with Virgin they said it all comes through them. I hung up but they called back straight away and were quite aggressive. I'm thinking this is a scam but it's concerned me. Has this happened to anyone else? Am I right to ignore them?
Yes it's a scam. They want you to log onto your PC and download a piece of software that will allow them direct access to your computer to steal any private info you might have. It could be identity theft or trying to raid your bank or maybe an attempt to encrypt all your data and then demand a ransom to provide an un-encryption code. Don't fall for it.
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