Associates with Computer Central, 537 E. National Ave., Brazil, recently contacted The Brazil Times saying they had received several phone calls in the past week from residents.
The residents stated they had received a phone call from a person who claimed to be an associate of Microsoft.
During the phone call, the person informed the resident their computer needed worked on, and the fee could be charged on a credit card.
The resident was then told to turn off their computer for at least 24 hours.
"We get (these phone calls) periodically, but it seems like in the last three or four days, we've had like three people who have ran into this," Computer Central representative Dave Bolin said. "It's been more often in the past week."
Bolin said one county resident informed him their credit card company immediately called them when "suspicious" charges showed up on the card.
"What we tell people is, first thing, call the credit card company," Bolin said, adding the resident should eliminate the credit card.
Office for the Indiana Attorney General Public Information Office Erin Reece told The Times this was very similar to the "Slow Computer Scam."
Reece said computer companies such as Microsoft do not call customers regarding computer issues.
"We would encourage any consumers who have been contacted to file a complaint with our office," Reece said.
Complaints may be filed by visiting the Indiana Attorney General's consumer website at www.indianacon-sumer.com, then by clicking on "file a complaint," and then clicking on "consumer complaint."
Residents may also request a mailed form to them by calling 1-800-382-5516.
"Consumers should know they need to file all information," Reece said, such as the name of the person calling or a phone number. "It helps our investigators with all the research."
Reece said if the Indiana Attorney General's office does not have jurisdiction, it forwards the complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
"We have definitely received complaints regarding (Slow Computer Scam)," Reece said. "But the calls are incredibly hard to trace."