BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The Branford Police Department wants residents to be aware of a computer scam going around today.
Police say a number of residents, mostly senior citizens, have reported being scammed out of money by callers telling them that their computer has been compromised. The callers ask for personal information including bank accounts. A short time later the victim’s discover money has been withdrawn from their account.
Police say banking information, computer login and passwords should never be given out of the phone or through computer e-mails and do not assist anyone in taking control of your computer.