Fraudsters are using a new to trick people into parting with their . They are pretending to be technical support teams of people's ISP (Internet Service Provider). The new is very realistic and can trick even Internet users. The fraudsters are targeting the IP (Internet Protocol) of computers – this is a computer's online ID . Once they have the IP, the gets a pop-up window with a message that says the ISP has "detected " on the computer. The victim is then advised to call a phone number for help. The Internet security company Malwarebytes said: "The are trying to get people to call them. People are paying to be scammed."
Malwarebytes said most of the scams so have been detected in the USA and UK, but they will spread . Jerome Segura, a expert at Malwarebytes, told the BBC: "It caught me by and I almost thought that it was real. It was a page from my ISP telling me my computer was . It was only when I looked in detail that I saw it was a scam." The fraudsters are infecting online . Once an infected ad appears on your screen, the virus works out your IP number. You do not even need to click on the ad for the virus to do this. Malwarebytes' is to call the tech support you received when you signed up for the Internet, and to not trust numbers in -up windows.