TTPD warns of direct deposit email scam

    The Texarkana, Texas, Police Department wants to warn residents of another email scam going around in the area.

    According to police, an email has been sent to several area businesses over the last few weeks posing as an employee of the business. 

    The email is requesting a change in the direct deposit information for their paycheck.  If the employer falls victim to this scam, the employee’s money will be sent to the scammer’s account instead.  Verifying email requests for direct deposit with the employee can avoid this kind of scam. 

    Police caution residents to be suspicious of all unexpected emails and to never click on links in emails unless you are absolutely certain of their legitimacy.

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