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Peace Regional RCMP warn about email scam targeting big business

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RCMP in the Peace Region are warning anyone in a big business with an accounts payable department that a new scam is making the rounds.

RCMP say they’ve recently received a report that a large organization had been mimicked through an email scam. The scam used a fake email address very closely resembling the large company. In this case, the address was one letter off, as @gtelus.net rather than @telus.net

Mounties say the scammer emailed a number of employees of the company stating that because of a compromised bank account the company was redirecting all invoice payments to a trust bank in Ontario to the tune of about $250,000.

Authorities are warning anyone in an accounts payable department to keep a very close eye on any emails which may seem out of the ordinary.

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Anyone that thinks they may have received similar fraudulent emails is urged to contact the Peace Regional General Investigation Section.

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