This version of the electoral register is never sold to companies for marketing purposes.However, the same is not true for the ‘edited’ version of the electoral register.I’d also strongly encourage you to request a copy of your credit report.Considering that the attacker was able to contact you, identify you by name, gain access to your computer and was provided with a credit card, it’s safe to say that it can only be considered prudent to keep an eye out for anyone using your identity to get credit.Simply send a letter in writing to your local Electoral Register Officer (ELO) and politely ask yourself to be removed from the edited register.You’d also be well advised to pay the website of the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) a visit and opt out of all unsolicited marketing calls. Furthermore, you can opt out of being listed in the white pages by calling up your phone provider and ask for it to be categorized as a ‘silent’ number.Do they genuinely believe that they’re helping people?Prevention is always better than a cure, and it’s always useful to take steps against getting scammed in the first place.
I’d also strongly encourage you to cancel your current credit or debit card and request a replacement from your bank in order to prevent any repeat purchases.
It is at this point where you start thinking about damage control.
If you granted the caller access to your computer, you should no longer consider your computer to be safe or clean.
He asks you to install something called Team Viewer, and soon enough your mouse is flying across your screen without you even touching it.
It is mostly run from call centers in the Indian subcontinent, and the victims can be found in places as far flung as New Zealand, Australia, The UK, Canada, and the US.