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Union Co. Sheriff’s Office warns residents of new scam in the area

Union Co. Sheriff’s Office warns residents of new scam in the area

Bill Stephens

May 24th, 2016

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Local authorities are warning Union County residents of a new scam…this time involving an update for your computer.

According to Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Dame, this scam initiates on the computer with a Windows 10 update. He says the scammers request the victim to transfer money to Thailand using a money gram.

Deputy Dame wants to remind local residents to pay extra attention to anyone requesting a money gram, Western Union, or any other wire transfer. He estimates this is the requested method of payment for over 90 percent of the scams they investigate, and adds that this method bypasses the protection our bank provides you.

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