Don't know if people have read this or not but I saw a brief report on it today
They actually called my house three times at the start of the year. First time they caught me off-guard as there was mention in the news of some new virus attacking computers. I asked for details of their web-site and I'd call them back if interested. It's only when I put the phone down that I realised I had all the software I needed on my computer to do it and did a full system scan with everything and it came up clean. They got my wife the second and panicked her. Third time I put the phone down. I just assumed it was them chancing their arm that you'd buy their software but turns out it's your personal details.
Anyway. it's a head's up for people or if you hear of friends and family talking about it.