On 4/8/2014 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a fraud complaint. Investigation showed that subjects claiming to be from Microsoft and/or "Microsystems" have been able to gain access to private computers. Victims are being called by a "Nielson Paul" from a Skype phone number. Victims are being told their computer is "about to crash" and their computer screen is allegedly being controlled by this caller. Victims are being told they are entitled to a refund from the company "Nielson Paul" is representing. Victims are being asked to forward funds to an account in an unknown location in India so that they may verify the victim's account and refund the money owed. DO NOT wire money to unknown people or locations. If contacted by someone from a well known company and you are unsure of the validity, offer them to call back later. Verify with the actual company that what you are being contacted about is legitimate. For any questions contact Officer Cable of the Brattleboro Police Department at (802) 257-7950.
Brattleboro Police Department Press Releases.
Date of Incident: 11-03-13/1538
Jeffrey Stratton 33
On November 3, 2013 the Brattleboro Police arrested Jeffrey Stratton and charged him with Fraud.