PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Computer scam phone calls

By From page A5 | July 25, 2014

EDITOR:

This is a short note to remind everyone that Microsoft does not call you. Scammers may call and say they are from Microsoft and that you have a virus on your computer. They then try to convince you to go to the computer and follow their  instructions. Doing this will then give them complete access to all of your info and passwords.

Hang up.

I knew it was a scam from the beginning, but I listened to him just to see how he would try to convince me.

The caller said if I didn’t follow his instructions that he would “disconnect my PC.” I told him that he couldn’t do that and hung up.

The most recent calls we have received show a Texas phone number on the caller ID.

DIANE KIRK
Rescue

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