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Scam warning

Scam warning

A warning to computer users that there is a scam happening in which someone phones pretending to be from Windows.

When asked to give a number, they give a legitimate sounding phone number and then want to have you open a run dialogue box that will give them control over your computer.

When they have control, they will crash your computer and access all of your personal information on your computer. Watch out.

Al Walsh


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