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Funeral Notification E-mail Scam Contains Viruses, Spyware

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(WLNS) - The Federal Trade Commission is seeing a spike in a new scam that preys on people who have lost loved ones.

The commission says scammers are using the names of law abiding businesses and sending out bogus messages, disguising the messages as a funeral notification.

If you open that fake notification viruses and spyware could be installed on your computer.

If you did open one of these emails and think your computer is compromised, officials recommend you download virus security software immediately.

To verify if a notification is real, you can contact the funeral home by phone.

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