Email scam warning
Businesses are being warned of a scam circulating in which in one case a business has lost $6000.
Reports have been made of businesses who have had scammers hacking into their databases and sending invoices out to consumers asking for payments.
In one case, a consumer paid out $6000 to a scammer thinking the money was being paid to the business.
Consumer Protection officer Iris Thomas said the hacker gained access to a business’ email account or in some cases they would “spoof” a business’ email so their emails appeared to come from the company concerned.