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Infected Photos Steal From Car Shoppers

 A new warning issued by the bureau suggests that many buyers have fallen victim to malware scams that involve what seem to be innocuous photo attachments.

Photos containing malware can crop up when dealing with shady sellers on services like Craigslist. A seller will list an expensive item, like a car, for an amount of money that just skirts the line of "too-good-to-be-true." The one catch is that the seller only provides photos upon request.

Although scams where a seller takes money without delivering goods are approximately as old as commerce itself, photos containing malware provide a relatively new twist on them.

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