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how businesses can protect employees from scams


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Ransomware and cybercrimes have dominated headlines following the attack on Colonial Pipeline, but according to a new FBI Internet Crimes report, businesses are losing a jaw dropping amount to e-mail scams – more than $1.8 billion.

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The Better Business Bureau says they are seeing money being lost to common scams.

One of the most common scams is phishing e-mails. The scam often targets people in the company who pay bills.

The message can look like it is from a vendor, a trusted source, or even someone within the company.

According to the FBI, phishing has resulted in more losses than any other type of fraud in the country.

BBB officials say to double check vendors, and to be careful with what information you share.

Another scams that slips in is the phony invoice scam. This often involves office supplies, directory listings, or website services.

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