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Scammers are planting racy pathogen alerts to sell giveaway anti-virus software, perfectionist remuneration in bitcoin to cover their tracks, with Tasmanians descending plant to a technical support scam.

Detectives contend dual northwest Tasmanians were regulating a internet when a pop-up racy picture seemed with a summary observant their mechanism was putrescent and advising them to call “technical support”.

When a victims dialled a series a chairman responding a phone sole them anti-virus software, requesting remuneration by internet banking bitcoin.

Victims are destined to a internal store where they can buy bitcoins and those supports are afterwards eliminated to another account.

“It’s utterly new, quite for farming Tasmania,” Detective Sergeant Gen Hickman told AAP.

The anti-virus program sole in a fraud is routinely accessible online for giveaway and a pop-up can be private if users restart their device, Det Sgt Hickman said.

Retailers who sell or understanding with bitcoin are also warned to be wakeful of a scam.


AAP



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