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Henderson police warn of Easter scams

Posted at 6:01 PM, Apr 12, 2017

As the Easter holiday approaches, Henderson police are reminding people to stay aware of holiday scams and cyber campaigns.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

These scams may include:

• unsolicited shipping notifications that may actually be scams by attackers to solicit personal information (phishing scams),

• electronic greeting cards that may contain malicious software (malware),

• requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams or solicitations from sources that are not real charities, and

• false advertisements for holiday accommodations or timeshares.

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