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New scam alerts BBB to warn never give out personal information over phone

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a computer call scam.

Greg Cawthon says he received a suspicious call at home Thursday morning. The caller told him his computer an all of the computers in his Posey County neighborhood have been hacked.

Cawthon says the caller then said he should send the caller his files, but Cawthon doesn't have a home computer.

The BBB says this scam has been going on for about six months. Cawthon says the caller was persistent and also phone his mother.

"I asked him who he was and then all of a sudden he went into this shpeal about my computer and my location," says Cawthon. "But as soon as I found out that Mom got called, she lives ten miles east of here."

The BBB says never give out personal information over the phone if you're not sure who is on the other end of that call

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