Fraudsters are trying to con Islanders using a scam involving Microsoft computer products.
Trading Standards said it had received a couple of reports from residents this week about suspicious emails purporting to be from Microsoft regarding Word and Office 365.
The message says that these are due to expire so you will need to update and ask you to click on a link – DON’T! This is a SCAM.
The Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership (IWASP) said:
“If you check the senders email address you will see that it is not a valid Microsoft email.
“These scammers will harvest your details and use them to perpetrate further scams or to gain access to your bank accounts.
“These messages can be forwarded to [email protected] and then deleted.
“Remember Never click on links in messages and No genuine company would contact you like this.”