Bogus Computer Alerts Appear


Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers about a newer scam that’s affected other parts of the country and seems to have moved into our area – a fake “pop-up” alert scam which tells computer users that adult content has been detected on their computers. People are then urged to call an 877 number before closing the page or their “computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.” The alert also says, “Financial data, Facebook Logins and credit card details are being stolen.” However, these alerts are not legitimate and unknown entities behind them are fraudulent.