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Seeing lots of emails, letters? How to spot scam

Posted at 5:13 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 15:41:23-04
There are three types of e-mails and letters going around that you might think are scams, but two are legitimate.
 
The e-mails and letters involve a census, a cyber security attack and a business involving car wrap advertisements.
 
Turns out, there is an actual  American Survey Census going on right now. And there was a "cyber intrusion" that prompted notices from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, wanting information. Those are legitimate.
 
But we haven't yet found a legitimate car wrap ad business that contacts you out of the blue. So if you get one, a simple internet search will tell you not to fall for it.
 
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Need my help? Call the Assistance League of Phoenix volunteers at 1-855-323-1515. You can also send me an email or a video email where you attach a video explaining the problem.
 
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