WEST NYACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police in Rockland County are warning residents about a possible scam after a woman reported getting a call from a man who told her that her computer had been attacked by Russian hackers.

The 20-year-old West Nyack woman said the caller instructed her how to give him remote access to her computer and then told her she’d have to pay up to $5,000 to keep her files and financial information safe, Clarkstown Police said.

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The files were all deleted and could not be retrieved after she refused to pay, police said.

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Although the victim did not lose any money, police said her information has been compromised.

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Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of this scheme is being urged to contact their local police department.