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Indiana AGs Office victim of spoofers phishing scam

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At approximately 12:30 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office began receiving dozens of calls from people around the country asking about an invoice e-mailed to them which appeared to come from the AG’s Office.

The awkwardly worded e-mail stated: “Kindly find the enclosed invoice and advice ASAP. Thank you.”

The e-mail contained the name of an individual who works for a state contractor followed by an address and phone numbers corresponding to Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

These invoices are not legitimate and should not be paid nor answered in any manner by those receiving them, the Attorney General’s Office said.

Further, those receiving these fake invoices are asked to file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division in order to document this scam. Complaints may be made by calling (800) 382-5516.

“Individuals should remember never to click on links in suspicious e-mails,” the AG’s Office added. “Clicking on links can result in computer viruses and other harmful malware.”

 

Posted 10/26/2017

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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