By Bay City News—
The Napa County Sheriff's Office warned residents last week of a scam in
which a caller claims to be a Microsoft tech support employee.
The caller, who is actually a hacker, gains the victim's trust and
attempts to steal credit card numbers and other personal information from the
victim, sheriff's officials said.
The impostor sometimes damages the victim's
computer with viruses and spyware.
The sheriff's office is advising residents that Microsoft does not
make cold calls, and that they should hang up if they receive an unsolicited
tech support call.
Anyone who may have fallen victim to such a scam is encouraged to
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