The DCI has been notified by a Cedaredge area resident of a computer scam being run in the area.
The scam ran like this: A man with a heavy sub-continent accent, speaking rapidly, and who called himself "Edward" but who mumbled his last name, called a woman who lives on Cedar Mesa.
The man said he worked for a division of the world's leading software company and told the woman that her computer was at risk.
He said her computer had been attacked and that some attacks had been successful in entering the computer. Her computer "would crash and burn" if she didn't "open the computer up to him" and let him into it to fix the problem.
She said he gave her his phone number when she asked, but the number later turned out to be false.
The Cedaredge woman had been away for a month, had just arrived home, and hadn't even unpacked her computer, so she knew the call was a scam, she said.
She had recently had her computer "tuned up" by a local service technician who also told her this same scam had been run in the Cedaredge area last year. Reputable software companies don't "trouble shoot" individual computers in this manner, the technician told the Cedaredge woman.
The sheriff's department was reportedly notified and an investigation had been inconclusive.blog comments powered by Disqus