business email compromise

Lexington, Ky., loses $4M in housing assistance to email scheme


An apparent business email compromise scam stole $4 million in rental assistance and transitional housing funds from Lexington.

Email breach costs Portland, Ore., $1.4 million


The "fraudulent financial transaction" occurred in late April, and was discovered May 17 when another attempt was made, officials said.

New Hampshire town lost $2.3 million in email scam


Foreign criminal actors impersonated a school district and a construction firm to rip off Peterborough, N.H., which is unlikely to recover the funds, officials said.

Washington state says unemployment system lost 'millions of dollars' to fraud


The head of the Washington Employment Security Department said the scheme, which appears to have originated in Nigeria, could delay payments to legitimate filers.

North Carolina county lost $1.7 million in email scam


Cabarrus County, North Carolina, has managed to recover only a portion of the funds taken by scammers who impersonated a general contractor.

Email scammers bilk Griffin, Georgia, for $800K


The city received instructions by email to change banking details for a service bill, but didn't suspect anything until hearing from the real vendor five days later.