Oshkosh Police say new email scam targets business workers

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - Email scams have become commonplace. Oshkosh Police say in a recent case, that worked against the scammers.

Police were notified Tuesday that the employee of a business received an email that appeared to be from her supervisor.

The "supervisor" directed her to buy $3,000 worth of iTunes gift cards and email a photo of the scratch-off codes on the back of the cards.

The employee recognized the red flags, and the business didn't lose any money.

Police say anyone who receives an email like this should check with their supervisor to confirm the email is legit.

Similar scams involve putting money on a prepaid debit card, such as Green Dot. Once a scammer has the code from the back of a card they can redeem the card and the victim loses that money.