Computer scams reported to Sheriff

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


Two reports of computer scams were made to the Washington County Sheriff?s Office Wednesday, according to the Washington County call log.

The first report was received at 8:36 a.m. when a caller in Ainsworth reported a computer scam. A deputy spoke with the caller. The incident was documented.

In the second scam, a caller in Riverside reported at 1:40 p.m. that a business had obtained access to her computer and bank account to issue a refund. The money had not been transferred to the bank and the caller had realized it was a scam. The bank was notified. The incident was documented.