BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) -- Broome County Clerk Joseph Mihalko on Tuesday issued a fraud alert to warn people and businesses of potential email scams.
Authorities say concerned citizens have reported emails about alleged past due bills from the Broome County Clerk’s Office and former County Clerk Rick Blythe.
“It’s unfortunate that fraudsters are posing as current or former Broome County Clerk’s Office personnel to scam innocent people of money over email. These emails and the links within them may contain viruses and other malware,” County Clerk Joe Mihalko said in a statement.
Mihalko added that the Broome County Clerk’s Office does not contact anyone over email concerning past due bills.
He says the clerk's office requires all fees and taxes to be paid at the time a document is filed.