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Laptop Fraud Alive and Well

I fired up my laptop computer Sunday morning and quickly lost everything on my desktop.

Wow.......met by a shrill beeping sound and a warning about shutting it down. Everything would be lost and sure enough, my total desktop immediately disappeared from the screen. Calling the listed 800 number for help was fruitless.

Calling a friend -- a computer professional -- it was confirmed that this had not been a warning allegedly from Apple/Microsoft firms. He told me to hold the power key down for 15 seconds and everything would probably come back on my screen.

It worked and I was back in business. It had definitely been a fraud contact. Others who might not have the value of my computer contact and turned off by the screeching warning sounds might have given their private information to the caller.

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