Unalaska recovers $2.3M after phishing email scam

Hope McKenney reports:

More than $2.3 million dollars has been returned to the City of Unalaska, after a nearly two-month federal investigation into a fraudulent financial request.

Between May 15 and July 9, the city paid out $2,985,406.10 to a fraudulent bank account as a result of a phishing email scam. The sender of the email represented themselves as a known vendor and requested a change in payment method.

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