Mi­crosoft tele­phone fraud in area

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

The Sher­brooke po­lice ser­vice would like to ad­vise cit­i­zens that peo­ple in the area are re­ceiv­ing fraud­u­lent phone-calls by peo­ple pre­tend­ing to be em­ploy­ees of Mi­crosoft. The fraud­sters first iden­tify them­selves as work­ing for Mi­crosoft, then ask for a credit card pay­ment to pay ei­ther for li­cens­ing, or to fix some­thing in their com­puter. They also will some­times di­rect the per­son on the phone to an­other web­site where the fraud­ster can then gain ac­cess to the per­son’s com­puter. Any­one re­ceiv­ing a phone-call like this should im­me­di­ately hang up.

Between Au­gust 15th and the 17th, the Regie de po­lice Mem­phrem­a­gog (RPM) ar­rested five peo­ple for small amounts of mar­i­juana in four dif­fer­ent files. Two mi­nors and three adults were brought in and later re­leased to await fur­ther pro­ce­dures. On Satur­day at around 6:00 pm, on route 112 in Austin, a 31 year-old woman was ar­rested for drink­ing and driv­ing. Her li­cense was sus­pended for ninety days and her ve­hi­cle seized for thirty days. It was the same out­come for a 58 year-old man from Boucherville who lost con­trol of his ve­hi­cle on the Georgeville Road and ended up in the ditch.

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