New Phone Scam Reported Locally 06 Jun 14

Local authorities have issued a warning about a new phone scam being reported in our area. A caller identifying themselves as “Microsoft Support” claims to be calling about an expired Microsoft license on your computer. They claim that your system has been compromised, and was probably hacked, and may ask you to open “Event Viewer” or “Certificate Manager” on your pc in an effort to make the call seem legitimate. At some point the scammer will ask for some form of payment as well, and will attempt to get your credit card or bank account number. This is a scam, and you should never give personal information to unsolicited callers.