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Deputy Vanessa Simpson answered a fraud call on February 28 at about 9 p.m. at a Colorado City location. Upon arrival, the caller said she had been paying her bills on line when a pop up said her computer was at risk for a virus. Efforts to close the computer were ineffective.
She finally called the number on the screen and a man with a foreign accent with lots of background noise told her the computer was full of viruses. She agreed to a three year contract for about $150 to remove the viruses.
The screen then showed a blank check which she filled out from her credit union. The agent told her it would take about three hours to clean out the computer and to leave it on. She filled out the information.
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