Fake “Windows representative” calling houses in Henderson Co.

HENDERSONVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – There have been reports of a phone scam involving a fake Windows representative, asking to take control of people’s computers in order to “fix” them, according to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office.

They say once the scammer has access to the person’s computer, they will steal data or introduce malware.

If you receive any type of call requesting access to your computer, you should hang up.

Don Dessenberger with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Community Coordinator of TRIAD Henderson County, Curt Crowhurst, will be hosting a “Taking Charge of Your Personal Safety and Identity” program at the Pardee Signature Care Center on Tuesday, September 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

If you sign up for the program, you will learn about the importance of guarding your personal information, and how to protect your identity while avoiding scams and frauds.

To register, please call (828) 692-4600.

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