Latest phishing scam in Lethbridge targets local business

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Cybercrime is nothing new and phishing scams have claimed victims all over the world for years.

The latest hitting Lethbridge is an email scam that’s using the name of a business to lure unsuspecting victims to fork over money.

The email appears to come from an actual employee at Simpson Plumbing asking for payment on an overdue invoice, in the form of an online link asking for an email address.

Only, when some people called the number at the bottom of the email for clarification, it wasn’t Simpson Plumbing who answered.

The number actually belongs to a Lethbridge resident who was surprised to be flooded with dozens of calls.

Given that she’s already been roped into the scam she asked to remain anonymous

Read the full story over at Global News.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.