Lander woman loses nearly $2,000 in computer fraudSep 25, 2015 By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer
A Lander woman is out nearly $2,000 after a new fraud hit the area.
Officers from the Lander Police Department received a call at 9:03 p.m. Aug. 21 reporting fraud on Chase Drive.
Public information officer Duane Kaiser said a woman received a call from a man stating Microsoft was attempting to update her computer and he needed access to it. The woman complied.
Less than an hour later, the woman received a call from Divine Tech Solutions saying her computer had been hacked, and if she spent about $2,000, the company could stop the hackers from stealing a much higher amount.
Kaiser said she sent the money in multiple transactions.
The Lander Police Department is investigating the incident.