Scam warning: Scammers claiming to be from ‘Techworld’

New variation on old scam

A number of readers have reported receiving calls from people claiming to be employers of ‘Techworld’ and offering technical support.

They have no association with this website.

The callers have allegedly warned recipients that their Windows-based PCs may be infected with the WannaCry ransomware.

The scam is a variation of long-running rip-off schemes that seek to convince people to grant remote access to their PCs and/or directly hand over money.

Scammers can be reported at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ScamWatch site.

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