Be Careful of These and Other Scams

FED EX/UPS SCAM
With more and more online shopping, there is a common (and unfortunately, effective) technique for luring e-mail users into opening virus-launching attachments is to send messages that would appear to be relevant or important to many of their potential recipients. One of those is a message from FedEx/UPS or other delivery service which says that a package could not be delivered and asks you to open message.  When you do, you machine will be infected with a virus.  This is not a new scam but worth repeating.  More details on Snopes.com. 

There is also a scam that appears as though it is from the US Postal Service.  More details

DO NOT REACH FOR THE $100 BILL
Authorities in Maryland have warned the public about a potential holiday scam that involves the temptation of a $100 bill left on a car windshield.  More details

TOP 10 HOLIDAY SCAMS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
Never assume that just because we are all smart and educated that we can recognize a scam.  Here is a good list of scams that even the most sophisticated and suspicious of us can fall victim to.

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