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ISP warns of computer scam hitting central Illinois

Police said a pop-up message is appearing on computers, making it look like your computer is locked and that you need to call a number. (Photo Courtesy of MGN Online)

Illinois State Police are warning about a new scam in central Illinois.

Police said a pop-up message is appearing on computers, making it look like your computer is locked and that you need to call a number.

The scammers will then ask you to pay them to fix the problem.

Police said you should not call the number, instead call the company who operates your computer's security software.

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