Constant vigilance is needed if you are going to use the internet; no different than when you drive your car - pay attention.

Crime 100By Staff

January 15th, 2020

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The scammers work at this kind of thing full time. And why wouldn’t they?
Doing just this kind of thing (see below) someone sucked half a million out of the Burlington coffers.

It is always THE golden rule: If in doubt – don’t and double check.

We received the following earlier today.

November/December statement and outstanding payment have been generated, Find Google Drive uploaded Document for details.

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1Mt_wC4sBlK3XgLZoKGVTcE3_ObrKmYCu

Note: No login required

Regards,

Edward Simpson
Invoicing/Payment Processing Unit

The email address this came from was:
Edward Simpson <edward.simpson@metalcontractor.org

We had never heard of the organization and it is clearly a phony address – but a clerk somewhere in some company might mistakenly click on the link.

Somewhere out there a bunch of crooks are spending your tax dollars – the money they stole from the city.

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1 comment to Constant vigilance is needed if you are going to use the internet; no different than when you drive your car – pay attention.

  • What was stolen from the city was peanuts in terms of what a staff person stole from our Region tax dollars. Steve Buist,s article on the forensic auditors report that came to him anonymously seems to have been glossed over in terms of what it means in terms of the previous Burlington and Halton Council members not disclosing the actions of a staff person on their watch that seriously and negatively affected us before we went to the polls in 2018. Transparency requirements were clearly set aside.

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