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Consumer Report says: beware of email scam

Beware of a new twist on an old scam when it comes to your e-mail.

Posted: Feb 26, 2018 2:44 PM

Beware of a new twist on an old scam when it comes to your e-mail.

That tops our look at consumer news.

According to the federal trade commission, scammers, posing as well-known tech companies, are e-mailing a phony invoice showing that you've recently bought music or apps from them.

The e-mail tells you to click on a link if you did not authorize the purchase.

Stop right there do not click on the link.

This is just the latest e-mail scam in an attempt to get you to share valuable personal information.

Scammers also use phishing e-mails to potentially get access to your computer.

The Federal Trade Commission has some tips on keeping your information secure.

Always be cautious about opening attachments it could be a spoofed account.

Set your security software to update automatically.

And be suspicious of any e-mail that asks you for your username, password, or other personal data.

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