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Another Peace Region telephone scam

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The Dawson Creek RCMP has issued a public warning about a telephone scam, that goes to computer fraud.

Police say potential victims are contacted by representatives of the so-called, “Windows Centre,” and persuaded to log on to their computer in order to address alleged “reading” problems.

What follows is a 100 dollar request for a new or renewed warranty to deal with the bogus problem, and a warning, that if it’s not paid the targeted victim’s computer will crash within 48 hours.

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Police say the public should be highly suspicious of any unsolicited call from someone claiming to represent a computer firm, and should avoid agreeing to give or receive any money or personal information in response to such a call.

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