Marion Police Warn of Computer Scam

The Marion Police Department is warning residents of a scam involving persons claiming to be affiliated with Microsoft Technical Support.

In two recent cases, the victims were contacted by telephone, with the claim that their computers were at risk from harmful viruses. The suspect then offers to fix the computer for a fee and is given internet access to the computer. Potentially dangerous software is then loaded onto the victim’s computer.

The official Microsoft website contains a warning about scams, such as this one. Anyone with further information may contact Det. Scott Smith at 508-748-1212.

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