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Local business conned out of $30,000 from fake invoice

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Police are warning locals to be cautious after a fake invoice has seen a business conned out of $30,000.

A local business paid a fraudulent invoice earlier this year after receiving it via email, with police believing the company that supplied the invoice had been hacked.

A genuine invoice was issued earlier from the supplier, before another was sent with amended bank details.

It's prompted police to remind locals about the dangers of cyber crime, and to always double check invoices and bank transfers to ensure they're being sent to the right recipients. 

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