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City of Saskatoon hit by $1.04M fraud by fake construction company

Metropolis of Saskatoon hit by $1.04M fraud by pretend building firm

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  1. Folks this is why you you always have to protect yourself from phishing and spoof emails and vett emails that seem weird or unusual.

    And train your damn staff.

  2. Like at least call the official number back and double check.

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/city-to-hold-urgent-media-conference) reduced by 56%. (I’m a bot)
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    > The City of Saskatoon says it transferred $1.04 million to an account associated with a fake construction company in an online fraud scheme.

    > At an "Urgent media conference" called Thursday afternoon, city manager Jeff Jorgenson said the city is focused on recovering the defrauded funds.

    > According to the city, a fraudster impersonated the chief financial officer of a construction company and requested a change of banking information and the city complied.

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