Police warning over phone 'computer fault' scam

Computer users are being warned of fraudsters calling and telling them there is a fault with their machines.

Darlington trading standards officers said they had received a number of reports of callers claiming to be from a computer software company.

The callers offer to fix faults and direct their victims to a website that allows remote access to their computers and access to files.

Darlington Council urged computer users not to give out personal information.

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