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Sheriff warns of fraudulent e-mails

Sheriff warns of fraudulent e-mails

The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s office says they became aware Wednesday afternoon of citizens receiving emails that appear to be from a valid Scotts Bluff County email address.

The emails contain an attachment that may contain malware.  They also make a demand for payment of a specific sum of money “within three days or legal proceedings will commence.”

These emails are fraudulent and do not originate from anyone within Scotts Bluff County.  The perpetrators of these scams have the ability to falsify their email address.  No entity within Scotts Bluff County communicates with citizens via email regarding money owed to the County.

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