- Action Fraud campaign warns people about Computer Software Service fraud.~
- 22,000 victims reported losing £21 million in 2017/18.
- Action Fraud figures show that Computer Software Service fraud is in the top five most reported fraud types.
Today (24 September 2018), Action Fraud launches a campaign to warn people about the threat of Computer Software Service fraud, one of the country’s most reported top five frauds.
What is Computer Software Service Fraud?
Computer Software Service fraud can start with either a phone call, an email or a pop-up message appearing on your computer, stating there is something wrong with your computer or internet connection and that it needs to be fixed. However, there will either be a demand for payment to fix it, or they will install software on the computer which will allow the criminals to access personal and financial details.
In 2017/18, Action Fraud received 22,609 reports of Computer Software Service fraud with a...
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