Fort Mill business says email scam cost it more than $1 million – WSOC TV

 Fort Mill business says email scam cost it more than $1 million – WSOC TV

FORT MILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — A business in Fort Mill is trying to rebound after falling victim to an email scam that cost it more than $1 million.

Shawn Lydon, Cindy Spragg and Joan Wunk run AlphaVets, a company that provides supplies for the government.

“Through last year, we were doing work for the government for disaster relief kits throughout the pandemic for underserved and underutilized areas,” Lydon told Action 9′s Jason Stoogenke.

One day, they got an email that they thought was from one of the vendors they owed money. The email was notifying them about a new account that they were instructed to deposit money into going forward.

“It wasn’t just a simple, ‘Hey, we switched accounts.’ They were very meticulous in the details that they shared,” Lydon said. “Discussing project details and personal details and ‘Oh, hey, we are going to change our account. Please use this moving forward.’”

They told Stoogenke…

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