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Computer virus scam resurfaces in Minot

Computer virus scam resurfaces in Minot
Computer virus scam resurfaces in Minot(KFYR)
Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 5:17 PM CDT
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MINOT, N.D.- The Minot Police Department is warning local residents of a recurrence of a so-called computer virus scam. 

The scammer tells victims that there is a virus on their computer and to call them back. Often, it looks like the scammers are from Microsoft.

Once the scammers receive a callback from a victim, they will offer to get rid of the virus for a fee and may even ask about installing virus protection ware.

Scammers will ask for banking information or even prepaid gift card codes.

If you believe you have a virus, Minot Police Department encourages you to visit a local professional and have it checked in person.

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