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SC attorney general warns of email scam

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COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Attorney General's Office is warning the public of a new scammers who are using their office's name to commit the fraud.

Officials with the Attorney General's Office said they have received numerous reports from people reportedly getting emails with them with "Final Legal Notification" and containing what claims to be an "attorney retainer agreement."

They said the fake document also carries the seal of the South Carolina Attorney General's Office, the U.S. Department of Justice and a group called Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

"It is important to know that this is a scam. The Attorney General's Office does not communicate about criminal matters this way, and it never sends an ultimatum demanding someone take specific steps to avoid being arrested. It is important to protect yourself from being victimized. If you receive a suspicious e-mail, do not respond to it. Please call the Attorney General's Office at 803-737-3953 and report it," Attorney General Alan Wilson said.

To view a copy of the scam email, visit http://www.scag.gov/sc-attorney-generals-office-warns-scam-2/.

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