St. Francis man out $549 after falling victim to Microsoft virus scam

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A St. Francis man is out $549 after falling victim to a scam.

The man called the police to report falling victim to an online scam on Monday.

Investigation revealed that the victim received a "pop up" message on his personal computer that he believed to be from Microsoft stating he had a virus on his computer.

The victim paid $549 to have the "problem" fixed when he discovered it was a scam.

A report has been filed and police continue their investigation.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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