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May 23, 2013

Officials warn: Don't pay computer ransom


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Federal agencies use U.S. Mail, he said.

Where does that leave Stutz? He was advised to contact the police, but his computer is still frozen. He may have to hire a professional to clean up and reboot his computer. Stutz estimated that would cost $75 to $400.

Paying the $300 fee through MoneyPak would not ensure that more money wouldn’t be demanded. “It’s like a perfect crime,” Eggert said.

Computer users seeking protection against a virus are advised to use only reputable sites. 

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