Pasco sheriff warns about possible phone scam - WFLA News Channel 8

Pasco sheriff warns about possible phone scam

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ZEPHYRHILLS, FL (WFLA) -

In the past week, a number of homeowners in the Zephyrhills area have reported suspicious calls to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

On Thursday, officials released a warning about an alleged phone scam.

According to the sheriff's office, homeowners reported receiving calls from a phone number that displayed as "1074" on their caller ID.

The caller informs the homeowner they are from Window Tech Support and ask person to follow a few quick instructions to "correct the virus," according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

The caller than instructs the homeowner to push a few buttons on their computer keyboard.

The Pasco County Sheriff's office is warning individuals to not give out any personal information to anyone who calls you over the phone or internet. Following such instructions can allow someone to access your personal computer or information.

So far there have been no arrests in the case.

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