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AG of Delaware Warns Netizens about Two Scam Email Campaign

Delawareonline.com reported on 17th February, 2014 stating that Attorney General of Delaware (US) is warning residents not to be fooled by two emails which are currently spreading locally.

Delawareonline.com published news on 17th February, 2014 quoting Jason Miller, Spokesman of the Agency, as saying that the first email scam purports to be from a credit union asking the recipients to update their bank account numbers and other sensitive personal as well as monetary information.

The second email scam stems from Delawareans having received a fake email supposedly from a private financier, located in West Columbia (South Carolina, US) claiming that he has been contacted by a bunch of South African government officials, who want to move a big sum of money to the US.

The fake email from the private financier assures the email recipient a share of the large amount of capital in lieu of access to his banking account details which will aid in smooth moving of this bogus transaction. Actually speaking, there is no big amount of money supposed to be transmitted into the United States of America but scammers need the banking information to embezzle the victim's cash.

Officials of AG explained that most Internet-based scam emails are easily identifiable as they generally involve unwanted content or text messages like the above case. Bogus websites, popularly known as phishing websites often ask personal and financial information (as in the above case).

Middletowntranscript.com published a statement on 17th February, 2014 quoting Biden as saying that no matter how attractive and enticing a deal sounds, never ever disclose your personal as well as financial information on the Internet.

Anyone who receives either of the above emails is told to ignore the messages and who has already been victimized by one of these scams is asked to get in touch with their financial institutions immediately.

The AG's Office recommends that Delawareans receiving any unwanted phone calls, emails or other suspected scam messages should report to the consumer protection unit of the state attorney general through its hotline number (800) 220-5424 or email to consumer.protection@state.de.us.

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