Seton Catholic Schools scammed out of $38,000

NOW: Seton Catholic Schools scammed out of $38,000

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) --  Seton Catholic Schools is out $38,000.

Police say they were the latest victims of an email scam.

According to police documents, a scammer in Africa breached an employee's account.

Through email, the scammer convinced the school to wire $38,000 to a bank account.

The money was gone before the school realized they were being scammed.

Seton Catholic Schools responded to the scam in a statement saying they, "have increased email security and filed a claim with their insurance company."

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