State College police are warning of a rash of phone scams targeting local residents in recent weeks.
Police said an unidentified caller will claim the resident’s computer is infected with a virus and needs to be repaired. The caller claims to work for a computer company, such as Microsoft, and tells the victim to enter a credit card number on a website to pay for the repairs.
Residents should never give out personal information like Social Security or credit card numbers over the phone, police said.
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