Bank e-mails are hoaxes

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By The Staff

Campbellsville Police are warning residents about fake e-mails claiming to be from local banks.

Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said that several local banks have contacted police about the e-mails.

The e-mails ask bank customers to update their account information by clicking on a link. If the customer does this, identity thieves can then intercept their account information as they enter it.

This type of scam is known as "Phishing."

Benningfield said residents should disregard the e-mails.