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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Commerce Lexington and the Better Business Bureau are both warning of e-mails scams that are being sent to several businesses.

Commerce Lexington warns individuals to be careful when opening their e-mails. The messages in questions may appear to be from someone you may know, but are from slightly different e-mail addresses. The messages include a .pdf document, and request for you to "review urgently."  If you were to click on the .pdf document, it can access your contacts and start sending from your e-mail address.

The BBB warns of an e-mail being sent to local businesses that claims to be from them warning that a business is in violation of their rules. They are designed to get the recipient to click on a link, which may be used to download malware that can infect the recipient’s computer, steal passwords, or hack a company’s records.

If you receive the BBB e-mail, forward it to  phishing@council.bbb.org.

If you have accidentally clicked on the attachment in a suspicious e-mail, it would be wise to change your passwords and run a malware detection program on your computer. 

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