Tucson police are warning residents of a phone scam targeting Microsoft Windows users.
Individuals claiming to be Microsoft support technicians have called Windows users and said they are responding to Microsoft error messages and are trying to fix the issues, Officer Brandon Tatum, a Tucson police spokesman said in a news release.
The impostors then give instructions to the victim that allows them remote access to their computer and request a fee between $150 to $400 to be paid by personal checks or Green Dot Money Packs, the release said.
At least three reports have been made this week to the Tucson Police Fraud Unit regarding the scam.
Reports can be made online to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at IC3.gov.
Tips from Microsoft about avoiding phone scams can be found here.