Microsoft Scam Costs South Algonquin Township Resident $3000

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Killaloe OPP responded to a fraud last week on Birch Crescent, South Algonquin Twp. The complainant reported a computer fraud which involved allowing a person claiming to be from Microsoft remote access to the complainant s computer. The bank account was then compromised and the complainant defrauded $3000. Police remind the public to never give out personal access to information to a source you have not confirmed. Always check the source and request further information. Don’t be a victim.

Microsoft says it will never prompt you to call an 800 number for tech support—you should always be the one to initiate a call for help.

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