LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) -- The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says scammers are calling residents claiming to have information on software applications on their computers before trying to get enough personal information to get into their computers.
Sheriff's office officials say one Loudoun County resident picked up a call from an international phone number from someone who said they were with a company "receiving signals" from an application on the resident's computer. The caller tried to ask questions about the IP address and password information to get remote access to the computer. In this case, the resident was suspicious and didn't give any personal information. Instead, the resident called authorities.
Loudoun County sheriff's office authorities want to hear from anyone who thinks they may have been targeted in the same scam. You can call Detective C. Perinis at 703-777-0475.