Kankakee County Alert: Computer Scam involving Gift Cards Causes $25K in Local Losses, Police Warn

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Bradley, IL – A new scam has surfaced in Kankakee County, targeting unsuspecting victims with fraudulent computer pop-ups. 

According to the Bradley Police Department, individuals received a pop-up warning of a virus or security compromise, which prompted them to contact a scammer via a provided phone number. 

Once contact was made, victims were reportedly tricked into buying gift cards and sharing the details with the scammer, leading to financial losses. One victim reported a loss of approximately $22,000, while another lost just under $3,000. 

Authorities urge the public to ignore unsolicited requests for personal information and report any suspicious or fraudulent activity to local law enforcement.

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