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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - Shortly after Jack White said hello the scammers were able to gain remote access to his computer infecting it with a virus, then lying to get him to fork over hundreds of dollars to remove the virus, which they never did!

“I believe it was for 3 years for $300 dollars or $299.99 and I fell for that,” Jack said.

Jack has stage 4 kidney disease and struggle with memory loss.

The cyber thieves took advantage of him going through his files, even opening up a line of credit in his name and transferring the cash between accounts.

“I could see them moving my mouse,” Jack said.

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Just ignore calls from numbers you don't recognize.

If your device is running slow do what Jack did and take it to a professional.


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