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Suspicious Emails with DBO Return Address Reported

Aug 30, 2019

The Department of Business Oversight has been informed by several employees of licensees that they received suspicious emails with the return address of one of our examiners, Haben Hagos.

We have conducted an internal investigation and have confirmed that the emails contain a link to a website that may contain malicious software or attempt to steal login passwords from visitors.  These emails were sent by an individual outside the DBO and were crafted to appear to be legitimate emails from our examiner.

If you received a suspicious email from the Department of Business Oversight, do not open it. Please contact ASK.DBO@dbo.ca.gov. The DBO regrets any inconvenience this may have caused.

Last updated: Aug 30, 2019 @ 8:42 pm