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La Crosse man almost loses big money after email hacking

Drew Kelly

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A La Crosse man was almost out a lot of money in the last week.

The man owns his own commercial real estate company and had hired a local roofing company to do some work for him.

He received an email saying he owed them $27,500 and they only would accept credit card transactions.

The man, while skeptical, submitted the payment as requested.

He later learned that the company’s email system had been hacked, and the messages hadn’t come from it.

Luckily, the man’s bank had held up the transaction and he was able to get the money back.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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