The Greater Sudbury Police Service would like to make the public aware of a new scam that has been brought to our attention. Recently, there have been various reports of fraudsters gaining access to company email chains where they pose as senior management or executives. The fraudsters have managed to gain access to legitimate email domains and use them to contact employees in the payroll/finance section asking that funds be transferred to make business purchases.
The Greater Sudbury Police Service urges businesses to make verbal confirmation of these large monetary transfers before doing so in order to ensure the validity of the request.
If you have been contacted by an individual you believe to be fraudulent, please fill out a report on the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at www.antifraudcentre.ca.
If you are a victim of a Fraud, please contact Police at 705-675-9171.