New computer scam hitting Mid-Michigan - WNEM TV 5

New computer scam hitting Mid-Michigan

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MICHIGAN, (WNEM) -

Watch out for a new computer scam that’s apparently happening in Mid-Michigan.

Clayton Township police are reporting that they are being hacked, and locked by scam artists.

The computers show a message that will state “system has been infected due to unexpected error. System data files are at risk.”

The owner will then be advised to contact a phone number that is listed, 1-888-389-7914 or something close to that number.

That’s when you’ll be asked for your credit card number or cash to unlock your computer.

This is a scam, do not provide them with any information.

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