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Taney County Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

TANEY COUNTY, Mo. – The Taney County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a possible phone scam.
TANEY COUNTY, Mo. – The Taney County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a possible phone scam.

According to a press release, the Taney County Sheriff’s Office has received two complaints Thursday in regards to a phone call the complainants have received.

In the scam, the caller states that he is from “Microsoft Windows” calling in reference to a problem associated with their computers, which, if not fixed, would cause it to “blow up.”

The caller asks for information to access the person’s computer in an obvious attempt to hack the personal computer, says Sheriff Jimmie Russell in the release.

If you receive a call similar to this, do not give the caller any information. Write down all the information and phone numbers the caller gives you and report it to your local law enforcement agency.

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