Attorney general warns of email scam

CHICAGO – Attorney General Kwame Raoul is urging people to be on the lookout for scam emails claiming to come from his office. The Attorney General’s office has received reports of individuals receiving spoofed emails that seem to come from a discontinued domain name,, or from a source who falsely claims to have worked with the office, and Raoul is cautioning that clicking on links in such emails could result in dangerous software being downloaded onto recipients’ devices. Raoul encourages people who receive a spoofed email purporting to originate from the Attorney General’s office to contact the Attorney General’s toll-free Identity Theft Hotline at 866-999-5630 to provide information about the email before deleting the message.