Bismarck police alert public to computer scam

Published: Feb. 27, 2020 at 12:32 PM CST
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Bismarck police are warning of a computer scam they say took $6,000 from a 74-year-old Bismarck woman.

Police say the woman had several pop-up windows on her computer claiming to be a Microsoft help line.

When the woman called the listed number to resolve the issue, she was told to purchase several $500 gift cards from stores around Bismarck then send them to the scammer.

Police are warning a reputable business will never ask for gift cards as payment.