Farmington police warn of phishing scam in fraudulent emails

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FARMINGTON — The local police department issued a scam alert to residents on Tuesday, cautioning them against opening emails that appear to be sent from the agency.

According to authorities, a screenshot of the deceptive email has been circulated to alert the community.

The email in question is part of a larger “phishing” scam, aiming to trick individuals into providing personal information or clicking on malicious links.

Residents who receive emails that look like they’re from the Farmington Police Department are urged not to open them and to contact the police for verification.

Officials have not specified how many people have received the scam emails or if anyone has fallen victim to the scheme.

Community members are encouraged to reach out to the police with any concerns or questions regarding the authenticity of communications claiming to be from law enforcement.

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