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Commission on Aging warns of scam targeting seniors and their computers

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) -The Branch County Commission on Aging has issued a scam warning about computers. C-O-A Executive Director Amy Duff says her office has been hearing about people getting a phone call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft. The caller states they know your computer drive is not updated which causes a lot of program errors.  The caller asks you to turn on your computer, access the internet, open your “Run” box and type in some commands.

Duff says the Branch County TRIAD group cares about the safety of seniors and recommends that you never grant access to your computer to someone who has called you “out of the blue.”  Any questions or concerns regarding this scam or others can be brought to Duff’s office at the Branch County Commission on Aging or to the Branch County Sheriff’s Department.

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