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New Ebola hysteria involves scam email

Posted by wlpo on October 10, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Scammers are apparently trying to take advantage of fears over Ebola.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says emails claiming to be an “Ebola pandemic update” may include links that could harm your computer. She says another scam email offers a “surplus personal protection kit” for $29 and alleges to provide protection for emergency response and law enforcement personnel.

Madigan is also reminding you to be aware of scams linked to charity efforts because con artists might seek to exploit the Ebola outbreak.

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