Scammers Try to Take Advantage of Ice Bucket Challenge Craze

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The donations keep pouring in to the ALS Association; as of Saturday, $62.5 million dollars has been raised for the organization in part thanks to the ice bucket challenge.

The challenge shows no signs of stopping as videos continue to pop up of people dousing themselves in water encouraging friends to donate, but the popular fundraiser has also caught the eye of scammers. A software security company in Ohio is warning about malicious emails that promise another ice bucket challenge video but really contains spyware or a virus. Those emails can contain links for readers to click on that will secretly install malware on a computer. That malware could then get access to credit card numbers and other personal info. To protect yourself from scammers, never install software from an unknown source and make sure not to click on links or attachments from senders you don't know.


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