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Fraud Prevention Alert—Phishing Scam Emails


Our Office received information that some entities have received phishing scam emails that appear to have been sent by upper management and request business office officials to divulge private information or process a wire transfer. Although these emails may appear to be legitimate, they are not. This alert outlines how public officials and other employees can recognize a phishing scam and reduce the risk of loss due to unapproved and erroneously processed transactions, specifically by familiarizing themselves with the general characteristics of phishing scam emails and ensuring that they take the appropriate actions should they receive a suspicious email.