Watch out for this Refund scam

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I had a client recently who was targeted by a refund scam. Thankfully they called me mid scam and no money was lost. This isn’t a minor issue that affects people over the other side of the world. This was in Ashford Kent and is happening daily.
This particular scammer was purporting to be from Sky Protect. Don’t focus on where they say they are from it can be any company name. Don’t focus on what accent they have, they are from the UK as well as abroad. Don’t focus on how contact was initiated. You may call them or they may call you.
The important thing is what they are getting you to do.
The aim is to get you to download software to your computer so they have access. Then they get you to log into your bank where they make a substantial over payment of your refund. They haven’t really, they just manipulated the computer code on the website to look like that. You then have to pay back the difference with gift cards. Does that really sound like something that Sky or another business would do!
Once finished they now have unrestricted access to your computer and your bank account.
Please be careful. If you need computer help or advice call Gary at 07976 151 148

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