S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday warned of scam emails claiming to come from his office.

According to a news release, people in at least seven states reported receiving messages alleging to be a final legal notification before arrest. The emails contained the name of a South Carolina attorney as well as seals for the Attorney General's Office, the U.S. Department of Justice and a group known a Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the release said.

"It is important to know that this is a scam. The Attorney General's Office does not communicate about criminal matters this way, and it never sends an ultimatum demanding someone take specific steps to avoid being arrested," Wilson is quoted in the release as saying. He urged the public not to respond to the messages.

Anyone who receives one of the emails can call the Attorney General's Office at 803-737-3953.

To view a copy of the scam email, visit the Attorney General's Office online.

Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or at Twitter.com/celmorePC.