Kelowna RCMP are warning about a few scams making their way around the community.
One is aimed at businesses.
“In this fraud, the cyber criminal targets businesses that have an existing relationship with a supplier, wholesaler or contractors. An employee in the finance department of your company will receive an email that is addressed to them specifically. The email will be from the cyber criminal, however, it will look like it is coming from another company that you do business with,” police say.
“The criminal will ask for your company’s direct deposit form as they are changing their banking information or there will be a fake invoice included in the email asking for payment and there will be account information included of where to send the payment.
“When your company pays the invoice or does the next scheduled payment, the money will be deposited into the criminal’s bank account.”
The overpayment scam targets people who are selling an item online.
“The scam in simple: the criminal approaches someone selling an item, often online. They purchase the goods using a cheque but make it out for more than the amount. The excuse is often that they misunderstood the purchase price, or thought that the shipping would be more. They then ask you to send or give them the balance back.
“You will not find out that the…