Local & Regional
11:32 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Better Business Bureau Warns of Computer Scam

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma is warning of a scam that involves a caller claiming to be with a computer company.

The BBB says the caller claims to be with a well-known company and tells the intended victims that their computer is sending error messages and that tech support is detecting a virus. The scammer says only a tech support employee can remove the virus and must have access to the computer.

If approved, the scammer then points out a virus and offers to remove it for a fee — then asks for credit card information.

BBB president and CEO Kitt Letcher says the scammer not only gets the credit card information, but in some cases is also installing harmful viruses on the computer.