Phishing is a fraudulent process used by spammers to acquire sensitive information from users such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Email recipients are often deceived by phishing attempts since messages appear to be sent by legitimate and trustworthy sources such as fellow employees.

In recent days, we’ve seen a new html phishing attack that attempts to draw the attention of recipients with the subject line “Invoice” or “Document” , while the sender may appear to be a City employee. Users are directed to a fake website and asked to enter private information. In the event that you receive a message fitting this description please delete it and do not enter your private information.

A few emails have gone out in the past couple of days which appear to be from a Mesquite city employee. Just delete the email, and no harm done. If you have any questions regarding these suspicious emails, please feel free to contact the Mesquite Police Department at 702-346-5262.