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San Angelo police warning public of scam from technicians with "Microsoft"

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San Angelo police are warning the public of a scam going around involving people who claim to be technicians from "Microsoft".

According to police, victims receive an email saying that issues have been detected with their computer, and that they should contact the number provided in the email. Once the number is called, the victim is asked to purchase gift cards so that the "technician" can fix their computer.

San Angelo police say they have had a minimum of two calls regarding this scam in the past week, with one of the callers losing a significant amount of money.

Police are asking the public to spread the word of the scam to friends and family members to prevent them from becoming victims.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the desk duty officer at 325-655-6256, or the non-emergency dispatch at 325-657-4315 after hours.

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