Scam Alert

PRESS RELEASE

 

Nassau County Emergency Management                                      For Immediate Release 10/12/2016

Contact: Emergency Operations Center                                                       12:00 p.m.

(904) 548-0900

Facebook: NassauEM

Twitter: @NassauEM

Scam Alert

YULEE Fla- Nassau County Emergency Management is encouraging citizens to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to take advantage of victims of Hurricane Matthew. Residents are advised to exercise caution in handling any emails with subject lines, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Matthew, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source. Fraudulent emails will often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails requesting donations from deceptive charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters.

Use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventive measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns:

 

Nassau County Emergency Managers are also warning citizens of a possible telephone scam related to Hurricane Matthew. If you receive any phone calls or voice mail messages asking you to call another number that you don’t recognize or if the caller is asking for personal information, be alert to a possible scam. Even if the caller identifies with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the Nassau County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) do not return the call or provide any personal information without first verifying that it is a legitimate inquiry. Call the Nassau County EOC at (904) 548-0900 to confirm it is a legitimate request.

Follow Nassau County Emergency Management and Sheriff’s Department on Social Media for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/NassauEM/

http://www.nassaufl-em.com

https://twitter.com/NassauEM

https://www.facebook.com/NassauCountySheriff/

 

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