KS: Barton County Treasurer’s Office falls for email scam

KWCH reports that the Barton County Treasurers Office has become the latest victim of an email scam that resulted in a wire transfer of $48,000 to a bank in Georgia.

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellandir said on May 13, the treasurer’s office received several emails which appeared to be from the Barton County Administrator’s Office.

The emails instructed $48,000 be transferred by bank wire from the county general fund to a bank in Georgia.

On May 17, an employee of the treasurer’s office requested information as how the transfer should be recorded. The County Administrator’s Office said replied and said it had no knowledge of the transfer.


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