Email scammers target younger demographic


WGN: The FBI and Better Business Bureau warned college students of payroll email scam that is targeting school email accounts.

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WGN: The FBI and Better Business Bureau warned college students of payroll email scam that is targeting school email accounts.

The scam happens when the students are asked to accept a “payroll deposit” into their personal bank account.

The deposit is actually money acquired from legitimate companies by cyber-criminals, who then ask students to wire the money to other accounts, according to the FBI. Participating in this scam could cause the freezing of your bank account or criminal prosecution.

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