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Saturday, September 07, 2013 12:14 AM

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The Better Business Bureau of Lima has received inquires from consumers who have receiving messages on their computer claiming to represent Microsoft. It states that you have a serious problem with your computer and your database could be compromised.

You are given a number to call to fix this problem. They tell you that they can fix the computer right then. You are given instruction to follow but for a fee which they ask for your credit card number.

They tell you to type in some codes and click on the box. This gives them control of your computer. They take control of your computer, download malware or a virus which allows them to hack into or mine your database for sensitive data.

Microsoft will not contact computer customers in this manner.

Do not give your credit card number. Do not allow them access to your computer. If you have, call your computer tech person and have them check over your computer and contact the BBB.

For more information or to report a suspected scam, contact Cheryl Parson at 419-223-7010.

Last Updated on Saturday, September 07, 2013 1:09 AM

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