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Brenham Police Warns Locals about Threatening Scam Emails

Kagstv.com reported on 25th May, 2015 stating that Brenham Police (Texas, United States) are warning the public about an email scam which threatens jail term and fines if people fail to send money to the sender.

The email also contains an apparent arrest warrant.

A woman in Brenham has received the scam email but did not fall for it and now her husband (Andy Bostain) wants to warn others.

Bostain was not prepared for the email which his wife forwarded him. Kagstv.com reported on 25th May, 2015 stating that the email contained what seemed to be an arrest warrant and claimed that charges had been filed against his wife.

Bostain said: "When I pulled it up and saw that it says about arrest warrant in her name and it appears to be really official."

The scam says that his wife is charged with "Theft by Deception."

Bostain said that as a matter of fact, he does not even know what is 'Theft by deception" and what has his wife done.

Kagstv.com reported on 25th May, 2015 quoting Angela Hahn, Public Information Officer of Brenham Police Department, as saying "This scam particularly telling them that whoever gets this email charged with a warrant arrest and if you do not respond, you are going to jail."

These days, maximum online email services are quite effective in recognizing most of these emails and move them to the spam folder but when they fail to do so, your own common sense and precaution will be utilized to protect you from the rest.

Hence, some ways to minimize such attacks are: Firstly, fraudsters often mention urgent "calls to action" in order to get users react immediately in response to their emails. So you have to be careful about emails which ask "urgent action" or threaten you like the above case. They add that fraudsters are taking advantage of your fear in such cases.

Moreover, you may look for wrong spellings and poor grammar which is mostly there in such fake emails and they are a big red flag to highlight scam emails like the above discussed case.

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