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Dubuque Police warn of e-mail scam

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) - The Dubuque police department is warning consumers about an e-mail scam.  A Dubuque resident recently contacted Dubuque police after receiving an fraudulent e-mail in which the sender claims to be from Mediacom and requests personal information (see below). 

The e-mail said the following:  

Attention: Mediacom Online Email User/Final Warning!!

We regret any inconvenience this may cause our email users. without shutting down the old Server(NT06717) to a new and better Server(NT21766),hence the reason

We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause It is secure and safe

and you can change your information 72 hours after you receive email from us of confirmation.

FILL THE DETAILS BELOW OR ANYWHERE IN THE MAIL

Username : .........

Password : ...........

Address :...........

City : ............

Attention!!! Account owner that does not update his or her account within

a given period of time after receiving this Notification will make most of

our services to you inactive. Thank you for using Mediacom Online Email.

Notification Code:BC1G43TRJ

Sarah Anderson HelpDesk

Mediacom Online

Email: mediacomupgrade@24.com

If you received an e-mail like this you are advised not to reply with any personal information. Mediacom does not ask for account information over e-mail. 

No word on who is writing the fraudulent e-mail.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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