Capt. David Hart, with the St. Joseph Police Department, said several people have received calls from individuals claiming to be with Microsoft. The caller then asks the victim to go to a website that gives the caller access to the victim's computer. The caller is claiming to find problems with the victim's computer and needs a credit card number for a service fee.
The calls are coming from a 425 area code. Capt. Hart says the calls are actually coming from overseas. He says Microsoft will not call for these types of issues and if you receive a similar call, it is likely a scam.