Fake ‘Microsoft’ call reported in Kewaunee Co.

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KEWAUNEE – A phone call from a person claiming to be from Microsoft in New York is fraudulent, authorities say.

The Kewaunee Co. Sheriff’s Dept. says it got a complaint about the call around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

The caller asked the recipient to download software so the company could access the recipient’s home computer to fix a problem with a virus. The caller called back several times, and one time the call came from a local number which had been cloned.

The person who got the call did not share any personal information or follow any of the caller’s instructions.

Sheriff’s officials say if you get a call you think is suspicious, it’s best to call your local police department.

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