Weld DA warns against email scam
January 7, 2013
Weld District Attorney Ken Buck is warning residents about a banking scam circulating in Colorado via email.
The district attorney's office has received several complaints about emails that appear to be from well-known banks or credit unions regarding problems with bank accounts, according to a news release. The fraudulent emails warn customers their accounts have been compromised, prompting them to click on a link and enter personal information.
The emails contain official logos from financial organizations, but they often contain misspellings and grammar mistakes, the release states.
Buck is urging residents not to click on any links or call any telephone numbers listed in the emails. The office advises people to contact their bank using information on official statements to check for account issues.
Residents can report fraudulent emails to the National Fraud Information Center by calling (800) 876-7060.