MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon woman was contacted by a phone scam requesting access to personal computer information.

The woman reported receiving a call from 641-612-3456, a number that has been connected to a scam in which persons claiming to be representatives of a computer or internet company request passwords. The representatives claim they have detected a problem, and need personal information to fix it.

If contacted by someone requesting this information, hang up and contact your internet provider directly.

Reports indicate the scam artists have given company names including Windows Operating Company and Global IT Services.



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