W.Va. AG Warns Of Scammers After Getting E-Mail

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is warning residents not to fall for phishing scams after his office received a bogus bank e-mail seeking personal information.

The e-mail claimed that the recipient's online bank account had been suspended.

It requested a social security number, date of birth and other personal information to resolve the problem.

McGraw says legitimate companies don't ask for such information through e-mail.

He says anyone receiving a similar e-mail should not reply or click on any links in the message.

Instead, the e-mail should be forwarded to spam@uce.gov and to the company or institution that is being impersonated.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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