Sheriff's Investigators warn of computer scam

Sheriff's Investigators warn of computer scam

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators want to warn you about scammers targeting your computer to steal your financial information.

They're getting reports of con artists calling South Georgians, claiming to be with Microsoft or Computer Mechanix, and saying they detected a problem in your computer.

They urge you to go to a website and open attachments there.

Investigators say the callers are really just trying to plant malware in your computer. Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Captain Craig Dodd said "Don't give anybody that you have not solicited yourself, and know who your are calling, any information about your computer, your bank, or anything else.  We can't say that often enough."

Captain Dodd say it appears the scammers are targeting the elderly.

He says if you get a call from someone claiming to be with Microsoft,  just hang up.

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