Students Warned to be Cautious of Computer Scams

HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV)-- A new scam is targeting students who use their phones and laptops frequently.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said, scammers send a letter, telling the person they have been downloading information. They scare customers into thinking they have committed a crime and ask them to send a check.

Ryan Estos said he uses these sites frequently and is surprised by this.

"You never know what you are getting on the internet now-a-days. People are always trying to scheme you and be you. And, I just feel like I can't trust anything on the internet," said Estos.

If this happens to your family, Morrisey suggests calling the company to make sure it is legitimate, before sending the check. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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