Kilgore Police warn of coronavirus email scam

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KILGORE, Texas (KETK) – Kilgore police are warning of a coronavirus email scam that has been becoming more prominent in the East Texas area.

The email appears to be from a hospital and warn that you have been exposed to the virus through contact with a colleague, friend, or family member.

Attached to the email is a “pre-filled” form to download and take with you to the hospital.

Kilgore police warn that clicking on the form will unleash a virus on your computer. They offer these tips to avoid falling victim:

  • Think before you click. The bad guys rely on impulsive clicking.
  • Never download an attachment from an email you weren’t expecting.
  • Even if the sender appears to be from a familiar organization, the email address could be spoofed.

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