Microsoft Scam Alert in Cherokee County

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


A Microsoft scam is making its way across Cherokee County. According to authorities, scammers call from a 1-800 number informing residents that their Microsoft Windows computer is at risk of infection. The callers are attempting to accessing computers remotely in order to access personal information through computers like credit card information, passwords and more. 


Microsoft will not contact you through phone if your computer is at risk of an infection. If you get a similar call, you are asked to not engage. Simply hang up, and notify your local police department.


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