Beware of email scams about the Ebola outbreak.
That’s the warning from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Friday.
There is an email that claims people are being quarantined. There is another one that is offering protection kits for $29 to first responders and law enforcement.
Madigan believes scammers are trying to take advantage of people’s fears. She’s urging people not to open these emails, and instead delete them right away.
“These are clearly scams. But unfortunately, I think there’s so much hysteria out there, and there’s a likelihood that somebody could actually respond to one of these emails, and find themselves both out of money and with an infected computer,” said Madigan.
If you want to donate to a charity that’s fighting Ebola, make sure it’s registered with the Attorney General’s office. You can also check the Better Business Bureau.