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Name That Scam: Emails that are after your money

This week's Name That Scam involves emails claiming to be from the government (Source: WOIO) This week's Name That Scam involves emails claiming to be from the government (Source: WOIO)

If you get an email from the government you're likely going to pay attention. Scammers are counting on that.

In fact, in the latest round of emails, they're playing on your support for our service men and women.

The subject of one email going around is "United States of America -- Secretary of State" and it is typed in all caps, which is a dead giveaway that the email is not legitimate.

It claims to be from MoneyGram and the sender says you have a huge amount of money waiting on you.

Don't reply.

This is more than a likely a trick to steal your personal information and possibly your cash. If you think you've been a victim, report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Cyber crooks are also sending out emails pretending to be from service members overseas.

Criminals will usually tell you they have some money they need to move and they need your help. Don't fall for it. If you do, crooks could get their hands on your private information and may eventually try to get you to send money. Again, just delete this one.

Finally, if you're looking for a job, don't fall for fake emails claiming to be from CareerBuilder.com.

For more information, you're told to download an attachment. The company would never ask you to open an attachment. More than likely, it could contain a virus. If you see this one you can report it to TSST@CareerBuilder.com.

In the meantime, please keep those tips and questions coming.

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