Thursday, 10 November 2011

Councils 'lose £7m in false bank account scam'

Councils have been conned out of more than £7m by criminals using information put on their own websites under transparency drives, a survey says.

The Audit Commission said officials were being tricked into making payments - intended for building firms and other contractors - into false bank accounts.

Among those duped were Cumbria County Council and South Lanarkshire Council.

My comment: Funny thing is that councils are always warning the public about scams but obviously don't heed their own warnings. Yet more do as we say not as we do? After all it's only taxpayer's money they are losing not their own, unfortunately.

Read the full story from the source BBC

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