A warning for businesses from South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley. It involves a fraudulent wire transfer request that happened recently.
Typically, these scams obviously originate with an unknown person requesting someone transfer them money.
This one appeared to be an e-mail coming from within a company's own network and included names of the company's employees. However, a slightly different domain name was actually used, this was noticed, and no money was lost.
But, Jackley says, this situation shows companies need to regularly review their policies surrounding the use of wire transfers, because scam artists are always trying to get one step ahead.