Scammers create fake emails to target victims

INDIANAPOLIS – State officials are warning residents about fake invoices being sent by scammers impersonating staff members in Indiana’s attorney general’s office.

The Office of Attorney General reported receiving dozens of calls from people nationwide asking about an invoice emailed to them that appeared to come from the Office of Attorney General, according to a press release.

In awkward wording, the email stated: “Kindly find the enclosed invoice and advice ASAP. Thank you.”

The email contained the name of an individual who works for a state contractor followed by an address and phone number corresponding to the Office of Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

These invoices are not legitimate and should not be paid nor answered in any manner by those receiving them, officials said.

Those who have received a fake email are asked to file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-800-382-5516.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.