Scammers tell victims that their computers have a virus, then take control of accounts.
By Staff Reports
Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:00 am (Updated: March 29, 7:00 am)
ROANOKE — “This is me moving your mouse.”
Sure enough, a Dublin consumer’s computer mouse cursor began to move across the screen on its own.
Someone had taken control of her computer. Unfortunately, minutes later they would have control of her bank account, as well.
Multiple consumers have told the Better Business Bureau in Western Virginia that they have been contacted by an overseas computer repair company offering virus protection and claiming to work for Microsoft.
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