Photo: Facebook/NSW Police
NSW Police have released a warning of a phone scam doing the rounds, with the caller claiming to be from a legitimate IT company.
They warned users via their Facebook page, outlining that the caller will tell you your computer is infected and in need of urgent repair.
"The victim will be guided to allow remote access to their computer for the fake technician to assess the issue,” the warning said.
The post continued, "DO NOT GIVE THEM ACCESS! They could potentially infect your PC with a Cryptolocker virus which renders your device unusable and requires payment to be removed.
"They also have the ability to steal your personal information.”
If you believe you have been affected by this scam, NSW Police recommend you report to your local police station or via the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network.