Peace River companies lose $250K in email scam
Dave Mitchell and Diego Romero, CTV News Edmonton
Published Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:22PM MDT
Peace River RCMP are warning employees who handle accounts payable in the area after three Telus clients lost $250,000.
The scammers pretended to be Telus through email addresses with one extra letter, such as @gtelus.net instead of @telus.net, RCMP said.
The clients were emailed and told their bank account was compromised and that their invoice payments would be redirected to a trust bank in Ontario.
Companies in the Peace River area who believe they may have been impacted by the scam are asked to call police at 780-699-5506.