The Spencer Police Department would like to warn businesses and residents of Spencer and the region of an ongoing computer scam affecting the area.
Residents have been receiving an email with information wanting you to confirm an order. the email will contain ransom ware in a ZIP of DOCM file attached to the email. If the file is opened all information becomes encrypted and the computer owner will receive instructions on how to pay ransom to regain control of their computer and its files again.
The Spencer Police Department would like to caution everyone not to open emails from unknown senders portraying order confirmations.