I was approached by two citizens while off duty about a telecommunications fraud. Two of the individuals had received similar calls. They also relayed that a third individual had reported to them about receiving the same kind of call. I had not heard of this one yet and wanted to pass it on.
They both received unsolicited phone calls from an individual claiming to be with their computer software support office and told them their computer had been “hacked”. The caller was offering services to help fix the computer. For one individual, the caller walked the person through steps on the computer. After they were done, the individual could not access her computer because the password/start up functions had been changed. The second individual said she did not know anything about the computer at which point a phone number was left for her husband to call back. (That call was not made). Both believed the caller sounded like they were from India.
These individuals live in Miami Township, Centerville and Washington Township. I suggested a complaint be filed on the FTC website and call their local police departments. The Miami Twp Resident believed she still had the phone number of the caller.
This is just to pass on information in case you were not yet aware of the new scam.
Respectfully Submitted, Det. D.M. Smith