Originally posted on CBS Pittsburgh:
NEW SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — We have a warning for you about a scam that’s going around.
It begins with a phone call.
Leigh Ann Young from New Sewickley Township, Beaver County, got one of the calls.
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“It sounded like he was from India,” said Young. “He said, ‘Umm, hello, is this the owner of the computer at this residence?”
He claimed to be from Microsoft and told her that she had a dangerous virus on her computer that was sending out her personal information, including credit card numbers.
He went on to say, “I need to get into your computer and stop this!”
The Better Business Bureau warns against ever allowing someone who just calls up to have remote access to your computer. They say others have been getting the calls, and Microsoft has nothing to do with it.
“There really is no virus originally…
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