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Oklahoma election officials warn of email phishing scam

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma election officials say emails designed to look like communications from state or county election boards are being fraudulently sent to some Oklahoma voters.

Officials warned voters to be cautious Wednesday after some reported receiving emails indicating their voter information had been changed or needs verification.

Officials say the emails contain a link to a malicious website and should not be opened. Communications regarding changes in voter information or the need to verify registration are sent by the U.S. mail and not through email.

People can verify their registration information and access other information through the Oklahoma State Election Board’s official website. The election board responds to emails sent through a web form on its website.

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Online:

Oklahoma Election Board: http://elections.ok.gov

Federal Trade Commission: spam@uce.gov

Anti-Phishing Working Group: reportphishing@antiphishing.org

Source:

http://www.enidnews.com/region/oklahoma-election-officials-warn-of-email-phishing-scam/article_ea5bad83-9c64-5c27-a4aa-ae71fe178bfd.html

Arkansas Attorney General joins comment letter to FTC about spam and phishing text messages

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she has joined other state attorneys general in a comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to maintain its current safeguards and filters for protecting consumers from spam and phishing text messages.

“As I continue to work with my colleagues to reduce annoying telemarketing calls to Arkansans, I want to make sure that wireless carriers do not lose their ability to protect consumers’ messaging,” Rutledge said. “Taking this ability away would make consumers increasingly vulnerable to dangerous spam and phishing schemes.”

Rutledge signed the comment letter, led by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, along with attorneys general from Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

“Text messaging spam would be a major annoyance to consumers and would be a vehicle for various fraudulent activities,” the attorneys general said in the letter. “We believe, and our citizens desire, that this unique wireless service should be kept ‘spam free.’”

Source:

http://legalnewsline.com/stories/510655639-arkansas-attorney-general-joins-comment-letter-to-ftc-about-spam-and-phishing-text-messages