State College, PA - Centre County - Central Pennsylvania - Home of Penn State University

State College Police Investigating Phone Scams

by on June 18, 2013 5:05 PM

State College police are urging people to be on the lookout following a recent string of phone scams.

Here's how it works: An unidentified caller claims to work for Microsoft or another large computer company. The caller says the victim’s computer is infected with a virus and tells that person to go a website to submit credit card information so the problem can be fixed.

One scam call was traced back to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Remember, you should never give away personal information including social security or credit card numbers over the phone. It's also a good idea to make sure your computers are protected with up-to-date antivirus software.

Anyone with any information about these phone scams should call the State College Police Department at 814-234-7150 or submit an anonymous tip by clicking HERE.



Drew Balis is a Penn State graduate, freelance reporter and frequent contributor to StateCollege.com.
Next Article
What's Right and What's Wrong With Penn State in Aftermath of Sandusky Scandal
June 18, 2013 3:51 PM
by Holly Swanson
What's Right and What's Wrong With Penn State in Aftermath of Sandusky Scandal
Comments
Disclaimer: Copyright © 2020 StateCollege.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

order food online