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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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.