Saturday, March 11, 2017

State warns of email scam

Scam Alert Thursday warning government organizations and small businesses to be cautious of a “business email compromise” scam. Several reports of the scam have recently been reported in central and eastern Kentucky, with losses totaling more than $8,000.

The scam is carried out when a con artist creates a spoof employee email account or hacks into a legitimate account and sends an email to another employee asking him or her to initiate an emergency wire fund transfer. Beshear said company leaders, as well as those who oversee spending, are most usually the targets of the scam.