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.


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