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Computer virus scam almost costs Lincoln woman $500

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Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News 

A 78-year-old woman was nearly scammed out of $495. 

Police said the Lincoln woman reported that a pop-up window on her computer told her the computer had a virus. She believed it was real and allowed a company to access her computer. 

She then used her credit card to pay the company for their services, $495. 

Police said she soon realized it was a scam and she contacted her credit card company to stop the payment.

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