News Lincoln County just got notified that there is a new scam on the street that our residents should be aware of. It comes in the form of a phone call from somebody who says that they’re from Microsoft and they know that someone’s computer is infected with a nasty virus. And for a fee they can clean it out.
It turns out that they gain remote electronic access to the victim’s computer, do what they do, then charge a huge fee for doing it when nothing was wrong in the first place. And the customer is ripped off.
Authorities say Microsoft doesn’t make such sales for service phone calls. So if someone calls claiming you’ve got something wrong with your computer, hang up. If you think there’s something wrong with your computer, take it to a computer repair shop and get it evaluated. J ‘n R Computers in Newport and Click Here Computers in Waldport come highly recommended.