State Police warn of tech support scam

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — Pennsylvania State Police are warning the public of a tech support scam.

A 66-year-old victim reported to police that her computer began to alarm, indicating that there was a computer virus. The error message informed the Pottsville resident to call a tech support number, according to police.

The victim called the number and was guided through a virus removal process, police say. The victim immediately hung up the phone when the unknown suspect said the service would cost $400.

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