Beware bogus calls about computers

FOR some considerable time I have been receiving calls purporting to be from Microsoft telling me there is a problem with my computer software.

I know this is some sort of scam so have always just ignored them and hung up.

Last Friday, March 2, I had a call from a woman, with a very strong Asian accent, as all the other callers have had, saying that there was something wrong with my software and she needed immediate access to my computer.

I told her there was nothing wrong with my computer and to get lost ,whereupon she said that she was calling on behalf of “the Government” and it was a new law that I had to let her have access to my computer.

Readers should know that no one ever has a right to access a person’s computer and this is, without fail, always some sort of scam.

The best thing to do is say “Go away” and put the phone down.

GENE CATTON

Essenden Road

St Leonards