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Boulder County recovers $238,000 it lost in scam

CBS News

A Boulder County Sheriff's Office detective traced nearly a quarter of a million dollars which the county lost last year in a "spearfishing" scam and recovered the entire amount. 

The county lost the money in September of 2022 when a fraudster sent an email claiming to be a vendor. That legitimate vendor had information stolen in a cyberattack, according to a Boulder County press release. Thus, the vendor's request for payment appeared legitimate. 

However, the county soon discovered the $237,241.18 check was sent to a fraudulent account. 


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