The Timmins, Ont. police service is advising local businesses to be aware of recent fraud attempts over email.
Earlier this month, an employee at a business received an email from what appeared to be the president of the company, requesting that she complete an invoice payment for a significant sum of money.
As the request was not out of the ordinary, the employee complied and only realized that it was an attempted fraud after the company’s actual president questioned the transaction.
Timmins police: always verify information
Police are reminding the public to always verify the sender’s email address, even though the name may look familiar. Suspects are now creating email addresses with employee names, alarmingly similar to their actual email addresses.
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