Thursday, 8th December 2016
The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) have been made aware of scammers contacting victims purporting to be from the ACORN unit. They may request remote access to your computer which can result in identity theft or compromise and in some instances fraud.
The ACORN wish to advise that they will never contact you to request remote access to your computer.
If you have submitted an ACORN report and further information is required the police agency investigating your report will contact you.
If anyone calls you claiming to be from the ACORN or the police, please hang up and call your local police station (not a number provided by the caller).
Source: Eyewatch Geelong