Nebraska Attorney General Warns of Tech Scam

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is warning state residents to be wary of a scam related to computer tech support.

Bruning says his office's mediation center has received more than 10 reports this week regarding phone calls from those falsely claiming to represent Microsoft in order to gain access to sensitive information stored on victims' computers.

Bruning says the caller claims a security threat has been detected on the resident's computer and offers software available for download or to directly update the consumer's current system.

Consumers are then routed to dummy websites that allow scammers to remotely access their computers.

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