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Email scam targets Newark residents

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Newark police are advising recipients of a scam email that pretends to be sent by the city to ignore the message and not open any attachments.

Police said they received two calls on Friday, one from a resident and the other from a company located in Southern California, about an email apparently from the city of Newark.

The sender attached two PDF documents to the email. When opened, the attachments prompt personal information to be entered, according to police.

Any personal information entered is automatically sent to the scammer, who can then gain access to victims’ personal accounts, police said. Police remind the public that city officials will never request personal information via email.

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