Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

‘Windows telephone scam’ from West Downs Neighbourhood Watch

Welcome to West Downs Neighbourhood Watch

Just wanted to let you know about my telephone call this morning with a company claiming to be ‘Windows’.

The telephonist knew my name and address and claimed he knew my computer I.D. number. I told him I did not believe that

he was from windows and asked to speak to his advisor. He told me I have downloaded junk mail which was causing my

computer to run slower. Not falling for it, I said I did not wish to discuss information with him and hung up.

Just to check if my instinct was correct I tried dialing the number recall on my phone. Unfortunately I received the emergency services,

of which I hope when you next meet them you can appologise on my behalf. The number left on my phone was 9999100244.

Ofcourse, if it hadn’t been so early, and if I had had my wits about me, I would have thought better about ringing a number with

four nines at the beginning!________________________________________________________-

Details to passed Action Fraud – the Government’s Nation Fraud Call Centre.  This attempted fraud is well known nationally – it is known as  ‘the Windows scam’

 If you are called again, please call them on: 

0300 123 2040 

As they will then regard you as a ‘repeat victim’ (one that is being specially targeted – which is a crime and a report to the police will need to be made