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Police warn of phone scam in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Police uniform

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 9:55am 20th February 2018.

People in North Yorkshire are being warned of a scam currently in circulation where victims are being contacted by someone claiming to be from BT.

The scammer advises of an issue with the unwitting victims internet connection and convinces them that their online security has been compromised.

The scammer further states that they can fix the issue over the phone by taking over control of the computer via a piece of software known as 'Team Viewer'.

They will then have full access to the computer and have previously encouraged the victim to transfer money from their online banking.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

"Please can this be shared amongst friends and family to raise awareness and to prevent further victims arising from this cowardly and devastating crime."

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