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Sheriff Warns of Phishing Scam Using Sheriff's Email


January 30, 2019

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has received intelligence of a “phishing” scam that is going around using the email address of the Sheriff’s office Crime Prevention Coordinator. The email message states that a contract is in the process of being terminated with an invoice attached for the recipient to review.

“Phishing” is a spin on the word fishing, because scammers are using a fake email that appears to be from a legitimate source with the hope that the recipient will “bite” by providing information such as credit card numbers, account numbers, passwords, usernames a...

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