News Article

6th November 2014

Vishing is on the rise..

Beware, vishing calls have risen by 56% in the past year. Phone calls from criminals impersonating Microsoft will advise that they are contacting you as a virus has been detected on your computer which is affecting their network. They will then guide you through fixing this and performing various t"Stay safe from scammers who claim to be Microsoft "asks to install malware which allows them to steal data and financial information.

This scam is know as vishing, a voice or telephone based fraud.

Quick tips to keep you safe

1. Microsoft will never simply call you.
2. Never allow an unknown company or caller connect to your computer
3. Only make payments over the phone and internet with a credit card, not a debit card.
4. If you are having IT problems, don't accept help from a random offer. Choose a provider diligently.

If your business is concerned with the security threats in todays IT landscape please call us for an informal chat either at your premises or come and see us in our offices.

Call the team on 01494 444065 (option 2) or email us at

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