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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Authorities warn the public about a recent phone scam targeting Microsoft Windows users nationally and locally.

Tucson Police said callers who claim to be Microsoft Support Technicians tell victims they are responding to a Microsoft error message and can fix the problem when the victim allows them remote access to the computer. The price tag for this alleged service is between $150 and $400, according to a news release.

TPD's Fraud Unit received three reports of this scam in the past week and reminds the public to report criminal activity to the Internet Complaint Center at IC3.gov.

The suspects are unknown but police said they might be operating out of the country.

The Microsoft website states its support technicians might call to reference a reported error message but will not request a service payment. For more information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx.

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