The Devils Lake Police Department report that an area business was targeted this week by a computer virus scam.

The Devils Lake Police Department report that an area business was targeted this week by a computer virus scam.

The authorities report that the business was sent an email that falsely claimed to be from the FBI and when an attachment on the email was opened a virus was installed that locked up the computer and provided instructions on where to send a payment to have it removed.

Police remind residents that the FBI does not send out emails to the general public.