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On Your Side Alert: Warning about fraudulent emails


If you have an email account, you're on the list and cyber criminals are targeting you. If you happen to see an email claiming to be from The United Nations, just know that the agency is not emailing you. Crooks are blasting out fraudulent notes claiming you're in line for a ton of cash. You're told to open an attachment for more information. Don't open it because it could be installed with a virus. The U.N. is aware of these deceptive emails and has warnings on its website. If you see this, again, hit delete or if you think you are a victim, report it to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at IC3.gov
The Better Business Bureau posted a warning about fake online customer service credit card numbers. The organization says crooks are creating fake search results with fake numbers, in hopes that you will give up your credit card information. Criminals can also create similar numbers to your credit card company, to fool you if you misdial. Looking for your credit card's customer service number on the back of your card is your safest option. Contact your credit card company right away if you think you've been a victim. 
As a rule of thumb, never trust random emails. A recent email claims the sender needs help transferring and investing millions of dollars. This is a trick and crooks are usually after your personal information and money. Don't reply and again, hit delete or report it to IC3.gov

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