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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is warning people to watch out for a scam email purporting to bill them for thousands of dollars of tickets to various events.

Koster says the email labeled as coming from “StubHub Orders” thanks consumers for ordering tickets to events and provides an order date and shipping information. He says the email emphasizes that the consumer’s credit card has not yet been charged but will be within 48 hours. And it asks people to click on a link to view their order confirmation.

The attorney general says people should not click on the link. Koster said StubHub is a legitimate internet ticket-selling business, and their actual StubHub website is http://www.stubhub.com/. The link provided in the email goes to a different site altogether where the scammers can access your personal information, charge your account, or create a virus and hack into your computer.

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