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On Your Side Alert: Email warnings

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Cyber crooks are working around the clock to get their hands on your money or personal information.

Don't be fooled by this email with with subject "spam, good news." Cyber crooks tell you the note is from the FBI and you are receiving it because you've been scammed in the past. To replace the money you've lost, you're told you will be paid $500,000. Please don't reply to this. The FBI would never send an email like this. Crooks are after your personal information and possibly your cash. If you think you've been a victim, report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at IC3.gov.

Cyber experts are sounding the alarm about fake pop-up offers claiming to be spyware removal software. One targets Windows users and is trying to get them to pay about $60 for software users can download for free. Remember, never click links or download files from untrusted or unknown sources.

Sometimes your antivirus can't catch everything. If you think there is a problem, take your computer to a trusted professional.

Here's another bogus email making the rounds that you definitely want to delete.

This one claims you have a credit card waiting on you loaded with money. Of course, there is no money, but cyber crooks are hoping someone will be enticed by the offer.

Criminals are after your personal information and may try to get you to pay a fee for the phony offer. Again, if you think you've been a victim, report it to IC3.gov.

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