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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Police Warn of ‘Phishing’ Email Scam

Westport police today warned of a “phishing email” scam involving a request identified as from the Town of Westport asking a resident to update credit card information.

Capt. Vincent Penna said it was advised by the First Selectman’s Office today “that a resident had received an email purportedly from the Town of Westport requesting that he update his credit card information to facilitate online payments made to the town.”

He said the resident questioned the validity of the email and an investigation discovered that it was not affiliated in any way with the town.

Penna said it appeared to be an attempt to obtain credit card information from individuals in a scam known as a “phishing email.”

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