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Del. AG Warns of Email Scams

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WILMINGTON, Del.- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is warning residents of two email scams designed to trick residents into revealing financial information.

Biden said on Monday that some residents have gotten email purporting to be from a credit union. He says said the email asks recipients to verify account activity.

However, Biden said the emails are actually from scammers who are trying to get recipients to disclose bank account numbers and other personal financial information.

In the second scam, residents have received an email purportedly from a "private investor based in West Columbia (South Carolina, USA)" who claims to have been contacted by a "group of government officials from South Africa who need to transfer a large sum of money into the United States."  The email from the private investor promises the recipient a percentage of a very large sum of money in exchange for access to the victim's bank account information to facilitate this fraudulent transaction. 

Biden said that as in the other scam, there is no large sum of money that needs to be transferred into the U.S. and the scammers use the bank account numbers to steal the victim's money. 

Biden urges residents to ignore both emails. Consumers who believe they have already fallen victim to these scams should immediately contact their financial institution.

Residents who receive unsolicited phone calls, emails, or other messages that they believe may be a scam should report those communications to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit by calling the Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-220-5424 or emailing consumer.protection@state.de.us.

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