New computer scam in county

Police are warning a new version of the Windows Microsoft Scam is being circulated in Lincolnshire. This one asks you to go to a website which infects your computer with a virus, they then ask for £100 to remove it.

Police say simply replace the telephone and DO NOT enter into any conversation with the individual. Once a criminal knows that you will enter into conversation, they will sell your details to other scammers or third parties. This means that you will be constantly targeted over a period of time.

If a computer scammer has targeted you, please turn off your computer immediately and ask a trusted source to check your operating system to see if it has been infected.