PC Woman Warning Others of Scam

After receiving multiple phone calls from a scam artist trying to gain access to her computer, one Panama City woman is doing what she can to warn others.
Jeanette Phillips first received a call from a man claiming to be from IRX Solutions at the beginning of September claiming he was calling to help fix a problem on her computer.
Then the next week she received another and the following week another.
The multiple calls seemed odd.
Scam Target, Jeanette Phillips, says, "I said, I don't think so the first two times, the third time i thought, well let me just see what this is all about."
While Phillips didn't follow through with the actions on her computer, she did ask the man on the phone for a number to call back.
"952? And he would correct me because I thought he was just giving me random numbers, but he said nope 972."
So we decided to call both numbers back.
The initial number that called Phillips, "The number you have reached is not in service."
The number they gave her, "The person you're trying to reach is not available. Please leave a message after the beep."
Further research denied the existence of the company as one that services computers at all.
But for Jeanette it was merely a cautionary tale to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.
She says, "I just wanted to see what he would say to see and then maybe I could help somebody else in case they sucked them in. And I don't want someone else to have to go through that."
Officials with the Sheriff's office note that if you believe that you've been pulled into a scam of any sort to call local authorities to begin an investigation.


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