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Marshfield Police Department Responds to Computer Scam Call

Monday, November 28th, 2022 -- 1:01 PM

The Marshfield Police Department received a report of a scam regarding fixing a computer.

The Department received the call on Friday. The caller stated an unknown individual called him requesting over $1,000 in various department store gift cards to fix his computer. The resident allowed the individual remote access to his computer, which the officer later turned off.

The resident did give two $500 Target gift card barcode information to the scammer. The resident was encouraged to take his computer to a specialist to make sure important information wasn't retrieved or a virus put on it.

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