Regional
1:29 pm
Tue December 3, 2002

Consumers Beware

Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Kentucky Attorney General's office is urging consumers to beware of e-mail offers regarding Nigerian bank accounts.

One such offer has been distributed in South Central Kentucky today, suggesting that the recipient of the e-mail could obtain a share of a 38 million dollar bank account in Nigeria.

Lorie Farris of the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General's Office recommends deleting the e-mail. Farris says scam artists have used similar offers in the past to gain access to bank account numbers of those who agree to participate.

Farris says those who respond to the offer also increase their chances of receiving more unwanted e-mail messages in the future.