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Sioux Falls woman loses hundreds in computer scam


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - Police say a 66-year-old Sioux Falls woman lost $400 in an anti-virus software scam.

     Officer Sam Clemens says the crooks called the victim and told her that her computer was at risk.

     Clemens says the victim downloaded a program that allowed the scam artist to remotely access her computer.  They told the victim they would install some other anti-virus software and a fire wall.  He says they wanted a debit card number or a money transfer and she wired $400 to India.             

     Clemens says after sending the money transfer the woman felt she was being scammed and called police.

     He doesn’t believe the victim lost personal information.