By Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2020

PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - Authorities in Maryland have issued an advisory about an apparent email phishing scam targeting firearms dealers in the state.

It was issued after the Maryland State Police Licensing Division was notified Tuesday about emails received by at least two firearms dealers, Maryland State Police said in a news release.

The emails, which contain an attachment that has a computer virus, had addresses that made them look like they were sent from employees of the licensing division, the release said.

Firearm dealers should verify the emails are coming from the correct address prior to opening them, the release said.

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