Crime Prevention

October 24th, 2013
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Scam Alert: Company Calling to Fix Computer Problems

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Written by: Lt. David Lash
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On 10.23.2013 the Northern York County Regional Police Department investigated a possible scam at a residence in Manchester Township.

The resident reported that he received phone call from a company in regards to locating viruses and other problems with the computer.  The caller had the resident log onto his computer and then allow the caller to remotely access the machine.  The caller then advised the resident that there were several viruses and malware on the machine and that he could clean it up for him for $300.00.  The resident asked to speak to a supervisor for the company and was put on the line with another male who provided the same sales pitch.  The resident then asked for a call back number and the caller disconnected.  Both phone numbers that were displayed on the resident’s caller ID indicate that they are no longer in service.

The NYCRPD advises its residents not to allow unsolicited callers access to your computer or personal information.  These cases are almost always a scam of some sort.

If you have received similar calls and believe that you have been the victim of a scam, please call 911 to report the issue to your local police department.

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