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BBB warns of phishing scam

Published: Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:13 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:13 AM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Better Business Bureau is warning of a so-called "phishing scam" that you can detect by using your computer's mouse.

A BBB employee in Kentucky actually received this e-mail from Florida confirming his payment for an auto tag. It's bogus, and there's a link to click onto for questions.

When you run your cursor across the link, it shows you're going to be directed to a different website. DO NOT click it.

"A lot of people don't realize that just by clicking onto a website that they're not familiar with, they could download a malicious virus or spyware onto their computer. With spyware, someone could monitor your key strokes and can access the accounts," said Michele Mason with the BBB.

Try hovering over that suspicious link to check it, but do not open it. If it is not familiar, delete it or ignore it.

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