Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Police are urging people to be on guard against a possible fraud involving emailed invoices.

Police say a home owner, who recently had work carried out on their property, received an initial invoice by email from the company they had used.

Then an additional email was then received shortly afterwards with alternative bank details.

It appears this may have been a fraudulent email designed to impersonate the genuine trader.

Police have issued advice, cautioning people to make sure you verify any emailed invoices personally with the issuing company to make sure they are genuine - particularly if they are providing alternative banking details to what you have already been given.

If in doubt, don't pay out, say police. If you suspect a scam you can report your concerns by calling 101.

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