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Farmer conned out of hundreds of dollars

A Childers farmer is hundreds of dollars out of pocket after being tricked by scammers. 
 
Police say the man had an invoice for fencing he needed to pay, but received an email advising him of new bank account details for the company.
 
Unbeknown to the man, his email account had been hacked, allowing the scammers to send details of the bogus bank account.
 
This is an email hacking scam known as business email compromise.
 
A Queensland Police spokesperson says this type of scam can be difficult to spot as the email or invoice appear legitimate.
 
"Police recommend that you contact the supplier directly using a known phone number to verify any changes to bank account details," the spokesperson says.
 
"If you are a business, let your clients know that your banking details will never change and ask them to contact you if they receive any advice to the contrary." 
 

If you think you have been scammed you can make a report online via ReportCyber and if you have lost money, notify your bank immediately.