East Baton Rouge school system caught up in bizarre “phishing” email fraud using Superintendent Warren Drake’s name, $46,500 lost in wire transfers
Charles Lussier reports:
The top business manager for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system fell for an unsophisticated con, wiring $46,500 to someone who claimed via email to be Superintendent Warren Drake, even though the man himself was working in an office next door.
The school system on Thursday disclosed the fraud known as “phishing,” which occurred twice in May. The details are outlined in a special audit, received late Thursday from the auditing firm Postlethwaite & Netterville, that examines what happened and suggests ways to prevent it from happening again.
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