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Clacton: Phone scam target warns others
3:00pm Sunday 25th November 2012 in News
A MAN targeted by two different phone scammers in a week has warned others to be wary.
Terry Davis, of Freshwater Lane in Great Clacton, was contacted by a caller claiming to be from computer company Microsoft last week.
He said: “They phoned asking about my computer, which had been slowing up at the time.
“They convinced me to allow them remote access to the computer, but eventually I smelled a rat and cut them off.
“I took my computer to a shop and they cleaned it up for me. One of the men there said there have been other instances of this happening recently.”
Mr Davis was contacted by another company a few days later, and was asked to hand over his details.
He refused and asked for their telephone number so he could phone them back and prove they were genuine – at which point the scammers disconnected.
He added: “With two in quick succession like that it seems to me these people are targeting people in this area."
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