The scammer claimed to be from Microsoft tech support.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) — Pennsylvania State Police are warning about a new tactic from scammers.

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They say a scammer called an 86-year-old man, saying they were from Microsoft tech support.

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The caller then told the man to buy $500 in gift cards and said if the cashier questioned the purchase, he should say the cards were for a family member.

Police say don’t let this happen to you.

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If in any doubt just hang up or call your local police.