Fraudulent phone calls are on the rise, warns TELUS.
In raises days, TELUS has noted an increase in the number of fraudulent phone calls to Canadians trying to trick them out of information that could be used to steal identities or break into online accounts.
Fraudsters, representing themselves as being from well-known software companies and in some cases TELUS, are calling to warn of vulnerability within a customer’s computer. Customers are told to go to a website to install software.
This software is a virus and allows full access to the computer, making them highly vulnerable.
The fraudster then tries to sell the customer additional “protection” software, and requests credit card information.