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Email Scams Being Sent to Knoxville Businesses

Posted: Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 6:20 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

Knoxville Police Chief Dan Losada wants to remind residents that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Losada tells KNIA/KRLS news that businesses in the area have notified his department that they’ve received Nigerian email scams recently. He says these scams work in a variety of ways by either asking for the recipients banking information in order to smuggle money into the U.S., tell them they have won a prize and all they need to do is send the money for taxes or ask for money to help bail a child out of a foreign jail. Losada says residents should always be hesitant to share personal information with a stranger and be aware that these types of messages are typically scams.