Why do people still fall for relatively obvious email scams?

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- We are all constantly bombarded with so-called "great" email offers. Some are from good companies, and some are just plain fakes.

Scam messages can be found in our email inboxes every day. In fact, Contact 6's Katrina Cravy recently received an email saying: "I honestly want to entrust you as the next of kin to my late husband wealth.  Your efforts and good will shall be graciously rewarded."

So why do people fall for it?

"I don't know. Some people think they get lucky. They're like 'okay, today's my lucky day.' I don't know. I personally wouldn't go for that one," one person told Contact 6.

Another scam looks like it is from Apple -- saying you have tried logging into your account with a restricted country, and the anti-fraud system has frozen your account. To unlock it, you must send personal information to verify the account.

Contact 6 says take the extra time to take a closer look at these emails -- even if they contain the company logo.

Most con artists aren't big on grammar, and grammar and punctuation mistakes can be found in these emails.

Even though there are warning signs, people are still falling for these scams. The Better Business Bureau has a scam stopper website to report a scam and find out the latest scams going around.

CLICK HERE for additional information on the BBB's Scam Stopper.

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