Phishing Happens All the Time – Avoid Becoming A Victim

We are seeing increased cases of phishing lately.  Here is a note we received from a shift commander in the daily recap of activity:

Officer was dispatched to a company that received an email from a company in China about owing them money. Everything looked legitimate as they knew they owed the company money but the bank account information had been changed to an illegitimate account. The company transferred $ to the company account. By the time they realized the accounts were not right the money was gone.

By the time they realized that they had been phished the money was gone.  And we can’t get it back.

Here is more information on phishing and how to avoid become a victim.

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I'm the Chief of Police for the Auburn Hills Police Department.