DUNWOODY, Ga. — A woman reported that a fake security technician called her July 4 and tricked her into buying gift cards to pay for repairs The victim said the caller told her that she did not have firewall protection on her computer and would need to have viruses removed. He requested that she purchase $2,000 in Walmart gift cards and $4,000 in Visa gift cards and provide him the card numbers so that he could remove the virus himself. When returning to Walmart the following day, she attempted to purchase another $2,000 in gift cards before loss prevention employees suggested to her that she may be the victim of fraud. She notified authorities that she would stop purchasing the gift cards and called her bank.

 

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