A man was nearly scammed out of $27,850 last week after a La Crosse roofer’s email was hacked.

The owner of a commercial real estate company hired Interstate Roofing and received an invoice in the amount of $27,850 Oct. 28 from the company. He emailed the company to tell them a check was incoming, and the person who answered the email requested a wire transfer. The man initiated the transfer, then became suspicious after he was asked several times for confirmation that the money was on the way.

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The man contacted his bank and recalled the money and notified the La Crosse Police Department of the scam. Interstate Roofing confirmed the company did not request a wire transfer.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Jourdan Vian is a reporter and columnist covering crime and courts for the La Crosse Tribune. You can contact her at 608-791-8218 or jvian@lacrossetribune.com.

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Tim Russell

An Excavating Contractor was advising people yesterday that his email had been hacked.

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