ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A woman called police May 30 after she connected with a fake technician for software support.

The woman said she called a number on what she believed to be the company’s website after she had trouble installing the new software she had purchased. She was connected to a man and gave him remote access to her computer.

The woman said she became suspicious when the man asked her to send a photo of a $1,300 check for payment.

The call was eventually disconnected.

Police said the number the woman used was from an illegitimate site that had an “O” in place of a zero to make the phone number look legitimate.

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