EIS Weekly Update – 14 June 18

 

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Please Be Aware – Schools Fraud Alert

 

EIS has been advised that there have been a number of attempts this week to defraud schools in East Sussex.

 A Bursar received an email apparently from the Headteacher asking for an urgent supplier payment to be made. The senders email address was ‘spoofed’ to appear genuine, and after some email correspondence regarding the transfer the Bursar went into the school to establish why this payment needed to be made. The fraud was only identified by the Bursar after speaking to the Headteacher, who knew nothing of the request.

Please advise all finance staff to be wary of any email request for payment and ensure that purchasing controls are followed on all occasions.

We are seeing an increase in the volume and sophistication of such attempts which are often targeting individuals using social engineering tactics.

It is highly likely that other schools have been targeted in a similar way.

 

 

 

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