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Virus tells Md. residents to send money to Comptroller’s Office

WASHINGTON – The Comptroller’s Office that oversees Internet and tax scams says a new computer virus that tells Maryland residents to send $200 to the office to unlock the virus is not true.

If the virus pops up, comptroller Peter Franchot says residents should not send money to the office.

“My office does not monitor private citizen’s computer usage and has no authority to lock up a computer system or fine anyone for their Internet activities,” he says.

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