Jun 28, 2017
Arrests in UK over Microsoft scam calls
Four people have been arrested in the UK following an investigation into scams involving calls from fraudsters pretending to be IT support staff. There were 34,504 computer software service fraud reports made to the UK's national fraud and cyber-reporting centre, Action Fraud, over the past financial year. In addition to Microsoft, criminals have claimed to have worked for BT and TalkTalk among others. "These arrests are just the beginning of our work, making the best use of specialist skills and expertise from Microsoft, local police forces and international partners to tackle a crime that often targets the most vulnerable in our society," said Commander Dave Clark from City of London Police. "We'd also like to reassure all users of Microsoft software that we will never cold call you out of the blue or use tech support pop ups on websites," added the firm's UK director of legal affairs Hugh Milward.
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