Possible Email Scam
Pay Pal Scam
Sonora, CA -- Tuolumne County Sheriff's Officials report identity theft is rampant on the internet.
One recent scam involves asking you to confirm you account with a certain company. Sheriff's Officials say it will ask you for your banking information, Social Security Number and other financial information. They say if you don't know the company or who sent the email, delete it immediately.
Sgt. Jeff Wilson says you also don't want to open the email. Wilson says "A lot of times if you open the email it triggers a virus where they can get into your address book and get the information of everybody that's in your address book and pretty soon your friends will start getting the same email, but it will be coming from you."
Wilson says if you suspect a scam call your local police or your internet carrier to alert them to the possible scam.
For an example of a typical email scam enlarge the picture next to this article.
Written by Tracey Petersen
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