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Taylor County Sheriff's Department Alerting Residents to Computer Scam

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The Taylor County Sheriff's Department is alerting residents to a scam.

Taylor County Sheriff Terring Skinner said residents have received multiple calls from someone claiming to be a Microsoft representative.

The scammer claims that a computer virus is going around and they need to check your computer.

Sheriff Skinner said the scammer will then get your information and take control of your computer. They install malicious software, adjust privacy information, and steal your credit card information.

Microsoft will not make phone calls for software issues, according to the sheriff's department.

Contact your local law enforcement if you receive this call.