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Illinois AG Cautions about Scam E-mails Surrounding Ebola

According to Lisa Madigan Attorney General of Illinois, e-mail scams are being launched that deal with outbreaks of the Ebola virus, published wgntv.com dated October 10, 2014.

One kind of lethal and uncommon virus, Ebola when contracts a human being causes internal and external bleeding. The virus' pandemic outbreak is occurring within western Africa.

Madigan's office is recipient of many fraud e-mails, which assert as providing updates of "Ebola Pandemic," as well as carry web-links such as one labeled "civilian crisis protocol," which likely has PC-virus.

According to the office, one particular scam e-mail presents kits providing 'surplus personal safeguard' that is available at $29/piece which apparently is an infection defense, especially catering to urgent responders.

Madigan stated that her office doubted the mentioned e-mail samples were from scammers looking for exploiting people's natural anxiety and fear around the current global public health danger. Chicagotribune.com published this dated October 10, 2014.

The Attorney General is advising everyone towards removing all dubious e-mails from their inboxes while rather refer to the Public Health Department of Illinois alternatively the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of USA to know the latest about the epidemic as well as suggestions for eschewing the infection.

Madigan further advises residents for maintaining care while giving money for charitable purposes linked with the Ebola disease. Here also scammers are on the lookout for exploiting such donors.

However, for making sure people's donation reach the right place, Madigan suggests that donors must first find out what amount would be taken for the charity as well as what amount would get utilized for paying fundraising expenses.

Secondly, people must carefully read the charity's name before making a donation. For, a few bogus charities may utilize similar names as of genuine charities that maybe misleading.

Thirdly, payments should be in checks instead of cash. Also, the charity's formal name should be written in full on the check-paper; no abbreviation should be used.

Finally, the donor should request for written details like information delineating the charitable organization's mission, what way the donor's money would get distributed as well as proof that his/her payment would be tax deductible.

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