Scammers Target Illinois National Guard Spouses

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)- The Illinois National Guard says the spouses of deployed service members have been the target of a recent e-mail scam.

The guard said in a Wednesday news release that the fraudulent e-mails are seeking to defraud the spouses of more than $1,000. The e-mails claim to be from a deployed service member who needs money before the service member can travel for temporary leave.

The Illinois National Guard says the e-mails are a scam and they are under investigation.

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