Large sum stolen in Leitrim in computer scam

Carrick-on-Shannon gardaí are warning people to be wary of a computer scam after a large sum of money was taken from a person’s account.

Several south Leitrim residents have been targeted by the fraud, which normally involves a caller claiming to be from Microsoft and that there’s a problem with the person’s computer.

They ask the user to turn on their computer, enter their passwords and try to trick them into revealing their online banking details.

The Leitrim resident who had the significant amount of money stolen has been able to retrieve it.

But Garda Tom Tully has offered this advice on how to avoid a repeat.