Wonder if it's a scam? Check out the 7 signs

By Mika Highsmith - bio | email

Posted by Kate Oatis - email

(WTOL) - Scam artists often use the internet to lure victims.  Their latest target: the attorney general's office.

When folks there received the scam email, they dissected it and came up with the seven signs that it's a scam.

Clue No. 1: There's no recipient listed, which means the scammer likely sent this message to many others hoping someone would fall for it.

You may be sitting at home thinking this is so obvious, but people fall for these every day.

In fact, according to the Federal Trade Commission, Americans have lost about $1 million every year since 2007 falling for scams.

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