Phishing E-mail Scams

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Grand Junction Police say residents have become victimized by internet scams once again.

Folks are unknowingly responding to emails from scammers and sending them their social security numbers and bank account numbers.

In the recent cases of identity fraud, all victims thought the email they received was legitimately from their bank.

The tricky thing is that the email you receive may seem authentic. Many times the scammers will copy and paste your bank's logo into the email.

The key is being informed. A bank will never ask you to verify your account number or your social security number by sending you an email.

If you receive an email requesting information that appears to be from your bank, the best thing to do is to call your bank directly.