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.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
TheNewsCenter One Television Plaza Parkersburg, WV. 26101 304-485-4588
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 72917612 - thenewscenter.tv/a?a=72917612
Gray Television, Inc.