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H1N1 e-mail scam alert!

Posted in Crime Prevention December 4th, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

It’s always amazing what thieves will do to steal your identity. A new e-mail scam is going around that you should be aware of. Recently, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is warning about the latest H1N1 scam asking for personal information.

Health officials are now considering offering H1N1 flue vaccines to the general population in many states such as Colorado. The e-mail asks you to create your personal H1N1 vaccination profile on a phony government site. Here they ask for personal information in an attempt to steal your identity.

Whatever you do, don’t click on the link in the e-mail because there may be software on the site that can embed into your computer and steal any passwords you may use for other sites. Don’t open the e-mail and delete the e-mail immediately.

If you want information about H1N1 vaccine availability, visit the CDC site or your State Health Department’s web site directly. These sites will never ask for any personal information or have you enter passwords.

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