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Fresh scam warnings from area RCMP

The Oceanside RCMP say they’re seeing a scam, that’s also been reported recently on the Sunshine Coast.

People have been getting calls claiming to be from Microsoft.  The callers tell the target their computer is infected with a virus and offer to wipe it. They’ll then use a remote connection to access personal information and lock the user out to try to force them to pay.

In Nanaimo, RCMP say a 74 year old woman fell prey to the “Grandson scam” last week and lost 2-thousand dollars.  That fraud also caught a victim on the Sunshine Coast recently.

RCMP remind people to check out the Anti-Fraud Centre’s Phonebusters website to find out about scams and how to protect yourself.

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