Phone Scam - Computer Repair

State College Police are investigating a rash of phone scams in recent weeks. An unidentified caller will claim the victim’s computer is infected with a virus and needs to be repaired. The caller claims to be from a computer company such as Microsoft and instructs the victim to open a website to enter a credit card number for repair payment. On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, a scam call came from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

State College Police reminds the public to never give personal information such as social security or credit card numbers to callers over the phone. In addition, ensure your computer has up-to-date anti-virus and malware software installed.

If you can provide additional information concerning this scam, please contact State College Police at 814-234-7150 or submit an anonymous tip through the web.

Incident SCP201305041
Officer M. S. Mamolen

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