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Email scam targets businesses and their clients

Halifax Regional Police say fraudsters send an email the clients and ask them to e-transfer payments
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Halifax Regional Police are warning of an email scam targeting businesses and their clients.

Police say the fraudsters send an email the clients and ask them to e-transfer payments of invoices.

The money ends up in the fraudster's account, so the business never gets the payment and the clients are out the money.

HRP recommend doing the following if you encounter a fraud:

  • Be vigilant and don't provide any money or financial or personal information until you have verified the legitimacy of the person or the company they claim to represent. To check the legitimacy, contact the company directly.
  • Check the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for information on current scams.
  • Call police at 902-490-5016 if you've lost money or your identity has been compromised as a result of a fraud. You can report a scam where you haven't been a victim to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. lost money or your identity has been compromised as a result of a fraud. You can report a scam where you haven't been a victim to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.



Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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