Hobart police warn residents of computer, phone scams

2013-07-04T00:05:00Z Hobart police warn residents of computer, phone scamsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
July 04, 2013 12:05 am  • 

HOBART | Police have received severals calls in recent days from residents about computer and phone-related scams.

In one scenario, the resident's computer screen went blank and he was instructed by an email message that he needed to pay $200 to clean up the problem.

Other residents have reported receiving text messages from credit card companies seeking information including pin numbers. Hobart police Detective Jeremy Ogden said.

Ogden advises residents to ignore any such messages and to consult a reputable computer company if the problem is computer-related.

"And don't provide money or information to anyone," Ogden said.

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