As tax season continues, employees with Mecosta County are being reminded that hackers and scammers are not restricted to targeting them with phishing scams.
Mecosta County Administrator Paul Bullock says he was recently involved in a scam without his knowledge, "Our Financal Officer recieved an email from "me" asking for routing numbers to the county's bank accounts. I was out of the office at the time this happened, but when she read the email, at the end it said "sent from IPhone". "Mindy knows I have a Android cell phone," Bullock said.
Mecosta County Administrator Paul Bullock said scammers have targeted a couple of other counties with some success so they are being proactive in telling their employees to be aware of these types of phishing scams.