- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota residents about a scam targeting computer users.

Jackley says the state’s Consumer Protection Division has been getting reports of residents receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from the support center of Microsoft Windows wanting to gain access to the consumer’s computer in order to make repairs.

The fraudulent call begins with the scammer telling consumers that their computers have a problem that must be repaired immediately through a remote connection. Jackley says the scammer then connects to the computers and obtains financial information and other data from consumers.

Jackley says Microsoft has issued warnings about the scam, noting that neither the company nor any of its partners make unsolicited calls to computer users.



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