Independent Living warns of scam after it is targeted by online hackers

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Independent Living, a popular website that provides advice and information on mobility products, has been targeted by hackers who it says are trying to scam users.

The website issued a warning this week saying hackers had introduced “some malicious software” onto the site.

The statement read: “If you click some of the links in the newsletter, instead of going to the story you want to read, you receive a message saying that your computer is infected, and telling you to phone a toll-free number to sort it out.

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“THIS IS A SCAM. Please just don’t click any of the links, and don’t make any phone calls to any numbers that may pop up.”

Independent Living said it is working as quickly as it can to solve the problem and apologised to anyone impacted by the scam.

A spokesperson said that the company will be in touch with users again once the problem has been solved.

Independent Living has been online for the last 18 years and it has been providing impartial information about living independently with a disability since before 2000.

It set up the site in the first place because it believed there was nowhere to find out about products and services that could make daily living and mobility easier.

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