Police in Haliburton want you to be on guard against telephone scammers. Haliburton Highlands OPP says you may get a call from a scammer claiming to be from a company like Microsoft that says your computer has been infected by a virus or been hacked.

The caller will ask to have permission to remote access your computer and could ask for a credit card to pay for their services. Police say you should never let anyone you haven’t called yourself remote access your computer and never out financial information over the phone.

To learn more about this scam and how to avoid becoming a victim go to the Anti-Fraud Centre website.