Kings County Treasurer Jim Erb said this week that the latest fraud that cost Kings County nearly $85,000 was unusually sophisticated and came at a time when the fiscal sector is vulnerable.
As a result, the county has taken steps, including verification and outside oversight, to avoid such crimes in the future, Erb said.
“We’ve had some scam requests in the past,” Erb said. “In the case of payroll and bank changes, they usually ask for small amounts of money. These scam emails have been easier to spot in the past.”