Question by English Rose (due 2nd May): Are you supposed to report a computer virus/scam to the police?
I was victim to an internet scam (called “PC Security 2009″) over the weekend, in which I foolishly gave my name, credit card details and mobile phone number.
Before you mention anything about my stupidity; I’m aware that I was stupid to give out these details, but the scam posed as a Microsoft update, and it seemed very authentic. I’m actually looking for general advice here, so don’t just say I was stupid.
I have sorted the credit card issue with the bank, but I received a call on my mobile from the scammers. I have the number on my call log.
Should I take the number to the local police? I don’t know if it’s worth them knowing about it, or if they’ll bother to follow it up. Should people report things like this to the police, or do they already know about it?
Answer by Dryfyre
yes! take it to the police, also go to geek squad and get them to get the viruses off your pc if any
What do you think? Answer below!