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Phone scam targeting Bishop area

July 22, 2013

Residents being targeted by the latest phone scam are being given the same advice by local law enforcement: never give personal information to strangers.
Following that simple suggestion could not only save residents the money they stand to lose when the scammers get a hold of your info, but in this case, also maybe the cost of a new computer.
According to Bishop Police Department Public Information Officer Katie Coffman, the PD has received reports from residents who received phone calls from someone claiming to be a Microsoft employee out of the Los Angeles area who could “clean up any computer problems the residents may have.”

(For more, see the Tuesday, July 23 edition of The Inyo Register.)

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