Computer Scam Warning

Police are warning people to be vigilant of a computer scam.

The warning comes after a Cheadle resident received a telephone call from a man purporting to be from Microsoft Windows, claiming he needed to instruct the resident to do something on the computer.

Luckily the resident refused and the caller failed in his bid to try to obtain personal data from the computer.

If you receive such a call, please DO NOT follow the instructions given, but end the call immediately and contact the police on 101. Please help us to make everyone aware of this scam, particularly the elderly who may be particularly vulnerable.