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By Jesse Sines
For The Sentinel 

Tech scam hitting area residents

 


Since 2008 and becoming increasingly common in 2010, cyber criminals under the guise of Windows Support have been pro-actively calling potential customers and swindling them into spending money on problems with their personal computers that, in reality, aren’t problems at all. These calls are still occurring since then, and one Goldendale resident in particular, was almost victimized by such a scam.

Christy Bozarth was almost fooled by such a scam on Tuesday, March 11. “[They said] that they were from Windows Computer Software Company and that I had errors on my computer that showed someone had been hacking into it and had been trying to get into stuff,” Bozarth says. “My problem...



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