Editor's note: Below is a press release by the Groton City Police Department warning of a computer scam.
The City of Groton Police Department would like to notify the public of an on going computer scam which results in the victims being financially taken advantage of.
The scam starts with an individual calling a victim by telephone and identifying themselves as a “Technician from Microsoft”. Further, that the technician wants to “fix the errors” on the victim’s computer.
The next step in the scam is to obtain the victims debit card information to pay a $6.00 for fee for the repair.
In the case being investigated by this police department the victim reported a new “icon” appearing on their computer screen after providing their debit card information. This led the victim to believe the scammer and was conducting repair work on the computer. It was later learned that funds were withdrawn well beyond the $6.00 stated fee.
The City of Groton would like to make the citizens aware of this scam remind all citizens to not provide their personal banking information, credit card or personal information to any person soliciting such information by telephone, mail or email.