Lake Charles, LA –
Sheriff Tony Mancuso is warning area businesses of a scam that has recently been reported in our area.
Victims report receiving an email from a company they normally deal with, asking them to change their billing account numbers to reflect the company’s new account. The email appears to be one they have corresponded with before, but upon further investigation you will notice a small variation, such as two letters transposed.
THIS IS A SCAM. Do not change any billing/invoicing information from an email request. You should always call the company and verify the request is legitimate.
If anyone believes they may have been a victim of this scam, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.