Computer scam hits area

The Prairie du Chien Police Department has been notified of new scam in the area. Chief Chad Abram said subjects are calling people at their residence and stating their Microsoft software is out of date and they need to access your computer to fix it.

Once the scammer is allowed access to the computer, he/she will gather personal information as well as upload numerous viruses. The scammers will then call back and want the customer to pay for the service.

Abram said if you encounter this type of call, contact the authorities and, as always, do not give any information to the caller.

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