Look out for the hacking recovery scam

Created: 06/11/2014 7:03 AM WHEC.com

There is a new computer hacking scam out there you need to know about and the person behind the attack is the one contacting computer users offering to fix it.

Federal security experts say computer users are getting calls from people claiming to be employed by a software company, saying they're detecting a virus and can fix it remotely for a price.

FBI experts say before you let anyone access your system or before you pay them, get at least one other opinion from a computer expert in person. Experts say there's safety in numbers and having a second or third opinion will help you protect your personal information.

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