Woman out nearly 4K after computer virus scam
A 38-year-old woman is out nearly $4,000 after falling for a scam that featured her re-enrolling in computer virus protection.
Authorities said on Saturday, the woman reported she was contacted by someone who wanted her to re-enroll in a program to protect her computer from viruses.
The woman was told the scammers would deposit $4,000 in her account and she had to buy gift cards at businesses.
The woman did, authorities said, and lost $3,600.
If something involves buying gift cards and sending them back, it is a red flag, authorities said.