Mar 5 / Admin

Victim: School district scammed out of nearly $270,000 by someone posing as a vendor

Insurance News Net reported:   

A scammer stole nearly $270,000 from the Juneau School District this fall, city officials said during a Wednesday night meeting, and the funds are likely unrecoverable.

The memo outlined that a person posing as a vendor for the district asked district staff for a change to the company's direct deposit information using a "spoofed" email address made to look as though it belonged to the vendor. At the time, district staff did not detect the fraud and two separate payments were sent to the scammer, one in early October totaling more than $93,000 and the other in early November totalling nearly $176,000.

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