Attention to all Internet users, a new scam is running around, using the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) name. The targets have been mainly .CA domain holders, but those with other domains should also be aware.
The scam begins with a phone call, allegedly from CIRA. The caller will then ask for your computer’s information and will then guide you through a process that ultimately provides the scammer remote control over your computer and the sensitive information contained within.
If you do receive a phone call like this, please do not respond to the phone call or provide any information to the caller. Please report any incidents of this new scam to the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre.