The New Mexico Office of the State Auditor has received reports of potential criminal violations and suspected fraud associated with phishing and spoofed email requests for payroll changes from the New Mexico Public Education Department, Santa Fe Public Schools, and Clovis Municipal Schools among other state and local agencies.

In response, they have released the following risk advisory:

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Note: this warning mirrors that recently issued by the Ohio Department of Education, which suggests that criminals are likely targeting schools nationwide in this scheme.