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White Rock man warns others about computer scam

A White Rock man is warning others about a online repair scam he believes could be targeting the area.

Ron Henley received a call June 28 from a man he believes was posing as a Microsoft repair representative.

"He said he was working for Windows and my computer had been sending them error messages," Henley said. "He said my hard drive could crash if I didn't fix the problem."

The man directed Henley to go online to a website to rectify the error, but Henley refused, insisting on a call-back number, to which the caller abruptly hung up.

Henley said he had been suspicious of the call because someone in his apartment building had described a similar experience earlier in the month.

"I think they may be hitting the White Rock area and maybe Surrey," he said. "The guy is pretty convincing, so it makes me worry for the elderly who tend to  be more trusting of people."

 

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