February 14, 2014
It has been brought to the attention of the American Sheep Industry Association office that sheep producers may be targeted with an email scam to purchase sheep. According to those reporting the scam, upon providing your personal information, you are told that you will receive a certified check with directions to cash it immediately, with a portion of the money being sent to a third party. The cashier's check will appear valid but turns out to be fake.
Agriculture is not exempt from becoming a target for computer scams. This is just a reminder to be careful.