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Police warn area residents of scammer

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The Roswell Police Department is warning people to be aware of an unknown person who is calling area residents and claiming to need to fix their computers.

The caller typically asks for the resident to provide remote access to their computer and pay for the services by purchasing pre-paid gift cards and disclosing the card identification numbers to the caller.

People should be wary of the legitimacy of a product or service offer when required to pay for it with pre-paid gift cards, police warned.

People should also avoid downloading computer programs or entering codes on their computers that may be provided by an unknown caller claiming to have a need to access a computer for maintenance, or to fix a technical problem.

Residents are advised to always be cautious about disclosing information to an unknown person who asks that a person take some sort of action, especially when it involves money, personal or financial information. People should know and trust the people they conduct business with, whether it be by phone, email, online or in person, police said.

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