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Tsunami scam coming via e-mail

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U.S. postal inspectors warn there`s a new twist on an old scam, e-mails promising big cash tied to tsunami money.

For years, scammers from faraway places have offered cash via e-mail if someone helps them smuggle money out of their country. For the first time, scammers are now offering a cut of money from tsunami victims to anyone who will help smuggle the cash into the United States, federal officials told WMTV-TV in Madison, Wis.

"These types of letters are illegal because they`re saying you`re going to get something that you`re not going to receive," said U.S. Postal Inspector Lori Green. "They say that they are going to give you some money deposited into your account, but you`re never going to see it, all you`re going to see is your bank account emptied."

UPI

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