Kenmore police warn of email scam

KENMORE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Kenmore police are warning residents not to fall for an email scam going around.

The emails come from people pretending to be with the United States Postal Service and have links containing viruses. A photo of one of the phony emails can be seen above.

The Postal Service is not the first company scammers are pretending to be. One of the year’s common scams came from people pretending to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

In October, a Canadian man allegedly tried to scam an Iowa woman out of more than $8,300 by telling her she won the Australian lottery. He was apprehended by Cheektowaga police.

In the same month, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office warned of a phone scam involving a fake utility company.

These examples just show that scammers are taking on a number of identities, so be cautious.

For more information on tax scams, like those associated with people pretending to be with the IRS, click/tap here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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