Computer Scammers Target Dorset
12:03pm 22nd July 2013
Beware of a phone scam which has cost a Charmouth woman £165.
Gillian Carter fell victim to a telephone caller who claimed her computer would crash if he didn't carry out 'on-line' repairs.
He then demanded payment, telling the now distressed woman that this was cheaper than buying a new computer.
She paid by credit card, but because she volunteered her card number, the transaction couldn't be cancelled.