Email Scams

The District Attorney’s Office has become aware of a scam involving unsolicited emails that are seemingly sent from legitimate, well-established banks and businesses. The email encourages recipients to click on a link to win a prize or another type of reward.

PLEASE BE AWARE, these emails are often not from the businesses listed and people who select the reward may be tricked into making unnecessary purchases or expenditures. To prevent these scams, check the sender’s email address to see if it matches the business’s. Often the sender’s email address will not even resemble the business name. Be cautious about clicking links or opening attachments in an email that you are not expecting, especially when the sender’s email address is suspicious. When in doubt, verify the email solicitation by going to the website for the business in question or contacting its customer service telephone number.

Please report potential scam emails or text messages to the FTC at www.ReportFraud.ftc.gov

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Posted on Apr 30, 2021