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About Ellen F. Rosenblum
The Oregon Department of Justice has received more than a dozen complaints about scam artists attempting to gain remote access to Oregonians' computers. These scammers contact consumers by phone or email claiming to work for a computer company and that the consumer's computer is at extreme risk of being infected with viruses or malware due to tremendous amounts of internet activity. They offer to walk the consumer through security measures to protect their computer, and in an ironic twist, lead the consumer to download the very malware they are warning them about, gaining access to sensitive financial information.
One consumer in Lane County reported falling victim to a scammer claiming to work for an apparently New York-based company called Login4Speed. A letter sent by the Oregon Department of Justice to the company's listed address – 257 Albany Road, New York, New York, 10280 – was returned as undeliverable. The scammer likely used a bogus address in the United States to appear legitimate but in reality is operating from overseas.
Last year Oregonians reported losing nearly $2 million to scams. Attorney General Kroger offers the following advice to avoid falling victim:
If you receive a suspicious solicitation but are unsure whether or not you are the target of a scam, please call the Oregon Department of Justice Consumer Hotline at 1-877-877-9392.
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