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Lenexa police warn residents of email scam

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The Lenexa Police Department is warning residents about an email scam involving the city’s municipal court.  (KCTV5) The Lenexa Police Department is warning residents about an email scam involving the city’s municipal court.  (KCTV5)
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The Lenexa Police Department is warning residents about an email scam involving the city’s municipal court. 

The email, purported to be from the court, seeks payment of fines issued from traffic citations.

The police department says an email gives a “bogus link” for individuals to pay their fines. 

Lenexa Master Police Officer Dan Friesen said all email city business comes from addresses with the tag Lenexa.com. 

“The e-mail address appeared to be somewhat official looking,” Friesen said. “Even the actual address is schemed to make you think it could be legitimate because it has a .gov e-mail tag on it, which is pretty common from government agencies.” 

For a recipient of the email, the trouble doesn’t start when you receive the link, but rather when you click it. 

Once you click the false link, you are encouraged to provide your credit card number and the security code of the card. 

Of course, once a thief acquires that information, it’s possible to make online purchases. 

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