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Illinois Attorney General warns of Ebola email scam

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) -

The Illinois attorney general is warning residents of possible email scams related to the Ebola outbreak.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Friday that emails claiming to be an "Ebola pandemic update" may include links that could harm a user's computer. She says another scam email offers a "surplus personal protection kit" for $29 and alleges to provide protection for emergency response and law enforcement personnel.

Madigan says people who receive such emails should delete them immediately without opening or clicking on any links.

Madigan is also reminding residents to be aware of scams linked to charity efforts because con artists might seek to exploit the Ebola outbreak.

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