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You receive an email from local police requesting your help in an investigation, but ask that you keep it on the "down-low," as only a few in the force know about this investigation.

Means of contact

  • Email
Description of scam
In addition to asking for your assistance, the police ask for personal and financial information to keep on file for their records. 

Additional information
  • Police do not inform individuals of an investigation by email
  • Never give personal or financial information in response to a request that you didn't expect
  • If you have a feeling that something is not right, it is best to trust your gut and stop communicating with that person

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