The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is warning citizens that criminals are sending emails impersonating the agency’s Open Records Division, claiming citizens have committed a code violation. Do not click any links in these communications.

To cause you to react and click on the link, these fraudulent emails use the subject line: Code Violation Notice ref::#3364541.PDF. If you click the link, destructive malware is installed onto your computer or electronic device. The malware then steals your sensitive data.

See sample email (PDF)

If you or anyone you know receives an email or any other communication like this, again, do not click on any link. Instead, report it to The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

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