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KSP warns of scams

KSP warns of scams

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 12:10 pm

The Messenger, January 27, 2012
The Kentucky State Police is reminding citizens of various online scams which could be a financial danger to anyone responding.
Over the past several weeks, the KSP has received reports of various scams coming mostly in the form of email messages randomly sent to unsuspecting individuals.
These scams are commonly referred to as phishing scams. They often look official, but have common details which are easy to spot. Phishing scams are defined as a way of attempting to acquire information such as user names, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
Most scams are relatively easy to spot. These messages usually include poor grammar and often ask for correspondence to be sent to a foreign country. The best rule of thumb is to immediately delete any messages which appear suspicious, according to the KSP.
Never respond to a suspected scam.
For more information regarding scams, visit the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General website at www.ag.ky.gov.

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