Those precious photos, important documents and links to the world through email and social media all in that box on your desk or kitchen counter.
Christy in Tahlequah got in touch to say her mom got a call that's a new variation on a scheme to get people to hand over control of their computer. She says "My mom got a call saying her computer is going to crash and for $199 they can help. They claim they handle the server with her IP address on it, or something, and wanted to send a technician."
It's definitely not a real deal.
Officials say following one of these calls if you hand over control of your computer to someone, either to someone who comes to your home or remotely by phone, they'll purposely crash your computer then charge more to fix it.
If you have concerns contact a legitimate computer repair company.
Your best defense: Making sure you have firewalls installed to protect both your actual device and any software installed on it.
And change your passwords regularly. Security experts say the safest are passwords more than eight characters long that use a mix of numbers and letters.
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