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Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office warns of IP address scams – Sheridan Media

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Phone and internet scams have cost American’s $29.8 billion in 2020 alone. Scammers have adapted to using many forms of communication to swindle hard earned dollars out of the hands of unsuspecting people. 

While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse program, Undersheriff Levi Dominguez informed listeners of a scam that attacks the executive officers and head administrators of larger institutions. 

According to Better Business Bureau, in one version of the scam, a pop-up suddenly appears on a computer screen with an ominous warning from a well-known tech support company. This pop-up will request the potential victim call a number to resolve the issue. During the call, a “technician” will tell the victim their IP address is being used by individuals with criminal intent. In some reports according to the BBB, scammers claim child pornography websites are using the IP address, and the vicitm…

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