Phone Scam

Phone Scam

Beware of a new phone scam going around. I've had three different reports in the last week of this scam. Someone will call claiming to be from Microsoft and tell you that your computer is infected with a virus. They ask you to open a web browser and go to a specific website that they have set up. Once there, they can take control of your computer. They will install software that allows them to control your computer even after you leave their web site. Once they have control, they can search your hard drive for financial or identity information. They can also use your computer to attack other computers. In at least one case, the computer had to be reformatted in order to remove the software that they installed.

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