State

Attorney General warns about IT telephone scam

CHICAGO – Illinois residents are being warned to watch out for telephone scammers who pose as representatives from Microsoft or other technology companies.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the callers claim they've detected virus or malware on the person's computer. They then try to trick them into providing remote computer access or to pay for unneeded software fixes.

Madigan says her office has received several complaints from central Illinois residents.

She says residents should hang up on anyone who calls claiming they can fix a problem or asking for personal information. She says never give out your password or provide credit card or financial information.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.