Email Scam Offers Free Electronics

It sounds good. A free video game console, DVD player or other electronic item. But Greenville police say its just a scam. It involves an email saying those items will be shipped to your house. You get to keep one in exchange for helping ship the others to a specified location. Lawmen say the electronics are usually bought with a stolen credit card and the scammers want to use your address to ship the electronics to sell overseas illegally. Authorities stress not to reply to unfamiliar email addresses. They say that is often the beginning of a scam.


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