If you have given money to an upfront payment scam: Finance and investment frauds come in many forms.
A scammer with access to your computer can also monitor your online activity to discover internet banking passwords or government service logins.
If you have given remote access to your computer: Phishing is when you are sent an email or text by someone claiming to be from a bank, other financial institution or government agency.
Scammers ask you to do things like enter details on a website, answer questions in a survey, or pay upfront for what they have promised.
If you think you’re caught in a scam, click on the situation that seems most like what’s happening for advice on what to do.
They will often claim your computer has a virus or internet issue, and ask you to provide login details or direct you to a website.