Texas AG warns of email scam containing harmful malware

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The Attorney General of Texas is warning consumers and businesses throughout Texas of a new email scam that contains malicious malware and claims to come from the Office of the Attorney General.

According to the OAG, the email appears as though it came from the Consumer Protection Division and informs business owners that a complaint has been filed against them. The email contains a link, which if clicked on, downloads harmful malware onto your computer.

The OAG said there are several signs that can help consumers and businesses realize the email is fake. For example, some red flags are if the email contains obvious typos or miscapitalized words.

Additionally, you can check the sender’s email address. If it doesn’t end with “texasattorneygeneral.gov” or “consumerprotection-complaints@texasattorneygeneral.gov”, it may be a phishing email.

If you’re not sure who the email is from, don’t open it. Also, be sure your computer is up to date with antivirus software.

You can also report this scam with BBB.