Yesterday afternoon, a Buxton resident received mail addressed to “a friend” from “a friend”. Inside the mail was a CD that encouraged the recipient to watch and share. Not expecting anything of the like, the recipient used sound judgment and did not put this CD in her computer.

While the police department has not received any other similar calls, we suspect others may have or will receive this type of mail. If you do, please don’t let your curiosity get the best of you, instead immediately dispose of the CD. Information gathered from a list of ongoing scams indicates this CD was likely ladened with malware and other programs that can infect a computer and allow hackers to gain access to and steal personal information from the recipient’s computer.

“We would like to remind all to please stay vigilant about potential scams,” they added.


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