Texas school district loses $2.3 million from phishing scam
Manor Independent School District, just east of Austin, is out of $2.3 million from a phishing scam.
Investigators say the phishing email was sent to multiple people at the school district and it was a single person that responded.
The money was sent through three separate transactions.
Investigators said whoever paid didn’t realize the bank account information was changed and it was being sent to a fake bank.
School officials say they have a “strong lead” in the case but no arrests have been made.
The district and the FBI are still investigating the scam.
January 10, 2020 - Manor, TX - The Manor Police Department along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating an incident involving a phishing email scam that resulted in the loss of approximately $2.3 million to the Manor Independent School District. pic.twitter.com/KTT8IHhQrT— Manor ISD (@ManorISD) January 10, 2020
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