NEWSCAM ALERT

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Scam­mers are us­ing forged in­voices to swin­dle com­pa­nies out of ex­pen­sive elec­tronic equip­ment. Po­lice said over­seas scam­mers are us­ing false email ad­dresses, with do­mains sim­i­lar to well-known uni­ver­si­ties, to tar­get the com­pa­nies. The scam­mers send forged univer­sity in­voices to busi­nesses, re­quest­ing var­i­ous elec­tronic equip­ment such as hard drives, cam­era equip­ment, com­put­ers and phones. Once the goods are shipped, re­cov­er­ing them be­comes im­pos­si­ble, po­lice said. If a sim­i­lar in­voice is re­ceived, po­lice ad­vise con­tact­ing the rel­e­vant univer­sity to check the le­git­i­macy of the re­quest.

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