Deputies warn against phone, computer scam in Ontario County

The Ontario County Sheriff's Department is warning residents of a scam that is growing in the area.

ONTARIO COUNTY (WHAM) - The Ontario County Sheriff's Department is warning residents of a scam that is growing in the area.

Deputies say the scam is victimizing members of the community by an individual or individuals calling residents and pretending to be a member of a computer servicing company.

One of the company names being used is Geek America.

Deputies say the suspects ask for router information in order to gain access to the victims computer.

This can then lead to the suspects gaining access to the victims banking information.

Deputies say once the suspects gain access to the victims banking information the suspect will then claim that several thousand dollars were deposited into the victims account.

The suspects will then ask the victim to get multiple types of transaction cards in order to remove the money from their account.

Types of transaction cards may include Google Play cards, Walmart gift cards, and Green Dot cards, to name a few.

After obtaining the cards the victim will be asked to give the numbers on the backs of the cards to the suspects, leaving the victim with a loss of a large sum of money.

Ontario County Sheriff's Office is warning the public to be cautious about who accesses their computers.

They suggest not allowing anyone to access your computer, especially if it concerns an issue with money that you are unaware of.

Deputies also suggest calling the organization that the suspects say they work for by contacting the number on the organizations official website.

If there are any concerns about being scammed community members can call the Ontario County Sheriff's Office at (585) 394-4560 or 1-800-394-4560.

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