Green River Resident Reports Computer Scam

Green River Resident Reports Computer Scam

GREEN RIVER — On Monday around 2:51 p.m. Green River Police Officers met with a Green River resident who reported a computer scam.

The reporting party had been having computer problems and was contacted by an individual over the phone with a foreign accent. The caller asked to remotely access the reporting party’s computer, reported the computer had been hacked and set up a¬†program to fix the problem.

The reporting party advised the computer worked better and was contacted by the caller again and told if the reporting party sent $1000.00 by MoneyGram to China the caller could track the suspect who had hacked their computer.

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The reporting party did send money and later learned it was possibly a scam. Officers completed a report regarding the incident.

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