More Than $100,000 in Payroll Was Lost in an 'Email Scam' at Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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In a Jan. 13 email to Cleveland Metropolitan School District staffers, CEO Eric Gordon explained that some sort of "email spoofing scam" routed $100,786.99 in district payroll to an unknown third party. In all, 61 employees were affected. (They've since been issued paper checks.)

It seems that the scam involved the classic bait of getting people to hand over their email account information.

The district has, of course, alerted law enforcement and "taken steps to prevent additional malicious activity."


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