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Phone call security scam warning for Internet users

OTTAWA – July 12, 2013 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has received reports of a phone call security scam using the CIRA name.

In this particular scam, a caller, claiming to be associated with CIRA, asks for information about the user’s computer. The caller then guides the user through a process that ultimately provides the scammer remote access to the user’s computer and the information located on its hard drive.

CIRA is advising Internet users not to respond to these phone calls and to report them to the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre.

About CIRA
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is the organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops and implements policies that support Canada's internet community and represents the .CA registry internationally.

Should you require assistance with this, please contact:

Registration Support Unit 
Tel: 1-877-860-1411
Monday to Friday 08:00 to 20:00 (ET)