There’s a email scam that’s targeting parents who worry a child predator may be living in their neighborhood.
The Better Business Bureau is warning you not to open any messages with the subject line, “Alert: There is a Child-Predator Living Near You.” or something similar.
If you do click the link, you’re redirected through several sites that install malware on your computer that searches for account data, usernames, passwords and credit card information. You then end up on the page for “Kids Live Safe,” which is a legitimate BBB-accredited business. “Kids Live Safe” is not affiliated with the scam.
If you never signed up for custom email alerts, you shouldn’t be receiving them.