Modem-hijacking scams switch to using European telephone numbers

The number of complaints about modem-hijacking scams has fallen this year, but scam operators are now using European numbers to deceive their victims.

9th July, 2005

The number of complaints about modem-hijacking scams has fallen this year, but scam operators are now using European numbers to deceive their victims.

Modem-hijacking is when a virus replaces the number being used by a computer to access the internet with amore expensive one.

As a result, victims end up with huge phone bills.

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