The Ensign has been made aware of a computer hacking scam that has been attempted via phone calls to some Benalla residents.
A caller will phone and claim to be from Microsoft or Google and ask to ‘‘take control’’ of your personal computer.
Do not allow them to do so.
Companies like these do not cold-call people to offer help removing viruses or upgrading software etc.
Please be vigilant and make any elderly relatives aware of this scam.