Scammer targets local organization

SEELEY LAKE – “Are you available to complete a task?” was a simple question emailed to a local organization’s office manager this past week. The email appeared to be from the organization’s leader. Without thinking twice about the email, the manager responded to the first hook of a scammer’s request.

Scam artists defraud millions of people each year by using the internet to trick victims into sending money or giving out personal information. In this case the organization was asked to provide information for Google Play gift cards that they purchased. Had they followed through with the request...


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