Del. AG Warns of Email Scams - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Del. AG Warns of Email Scams

Posted: Updated:
(Photo: MGN) (Photo: MGN)

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.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Official: Boater Followed Procedure Before Blast

    Official: Boater Followed Procedure Before Blast

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:58:21 GMT
    A Maryland Natural Resources Police official says a boat owner followed proper procedures before the boat exploded this weekend in Ocean Pines.More
    A Maryland Natural Resources Police official says a boat owner followed proper procedures before the boat exploded this weekend in Ocean Pines.More
  • Milford Woman Charged with Stealing Medications

    Milford Woman Charged with Stealing Medications

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:56:21 GMT
    Harrington police say an investigation into a theft of medications has led to the arrest of a Milford woman.More
    Harrington police say an investigation into a theft of medications has led to the arrest of a Milford woman.More
  • 'Beat the Peak' Alert Issued

    'Beat the Peak' Alert Issued

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:02:49 GMT
    Because of this afternoon's warm temperatures, Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative are asking their  members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.More
    Because of this afternoon's warm temperatures, Delaware Electric Cooperative and Choptank Electric Cooperative are asking their  members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service