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SCAM ALERT! Scammers asking for computer passwords for phony virus

The Pierce County Herald is urging persons in the area to be aware of scammers calling them on the phone asking for their computer passwords.

The callers claim to be representing a computer company and they are telling people their computers are in danger of being affected by a virus. The scammers are asking for persons' passwords to their computers in order to prevent the phony virus from affecting them.

If anyone receives a call like this, the Herald urges them to call the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.