Aggressive Salespersons

The Brockville Police Service has been receiving reports of aggressive salespersons operating in the Brockville area recently and is urging citizens to be cautious and to ask questions.

In the first incident, a caller posing as a security officer for Microsoft contacted a local resident saying that her virus protection was out of date. She was asked for a credit card number and then asked to go to her computer and perform several steps, while they were on the phone, to update this security system. The caller was in fact not from Microsoft and was disabling the victim