GRPD Respond to Another Internet Scam

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GRPD Respond to Another Internet Scam

Green River police officers have responded to yet another incident involving a familiar computer scam. A residence on Greasewood reported receiving a call on his computer from a male with a Middle Eastern accent. The caller told the resident he was from Microsoft and instructed the resident on how to run an anti-virus application on his computer. 

The resident complied and immediately lost control of his computer to the caller. The caller then requested money to fix the problem. The resident contacted the police and was told how to take measures to protect any identifying information that the caller may have obtained during the attempted fraud.