Tewksbury Victim to Phishing Scam

Tewksbury Victim to Phishing Scam
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According to WHDH 7News, the town of Tewksbury is trying to get more than $100,000 back after a threat actor posing as a vendor successfully tricked a town employee.

According to Town Manager Richard Montuori, what appeared to be a normal vendor e-mail asking about payment from authorized invoices was in fact a spoofed e-mail address.

"When payment was made in late January to a Wells Fargo bank account," the town's press statement said, "town officials soon discovered that the email and wire request were fraudulent and part of a pervasive multinational spree of email phishing attempts."

Montuori has frozen all new wire transfers in the meantime, as he attempts to get the money back through the town's insurance.