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Eh? Say no to Novak
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but, no, you are not the rightful heir of Andrew Novak and his lost millions.

It's a scam, and a weird one, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Apparently someone's been sending e-mails telling people that the Commerce Department has money for them in the Unclaimed Property Program. The weird part is the e-mails aren't even in English.

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"The e-mails reported to the Commerce Department use the subject line 'Heritage' and are written in Slovenian," the department said in a news release.

The e-mails urge relatives of "Andrew Novak" to claim their inheritance and, of course, to provide personal information that you'll regret sending.

Just remember, government agencies don't send e-mails out of the blue requesting personal info. If you get something like that, be very suspicious.

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