A local organization has received an email which shows an outstanding invoice requiring payment for equipment purchased.

Haliburton Highlands Constable Tim Negus says in result the company has lost $10,000.

Negus says it was discovered after the transaction was made this request was a scam.

He says this is worth bringing to the public’s attention, because it can be avoided if residents know what to look out for.

Negus says the easiest way to identify whether a file is dangerous is by its extension.

Generally, files ending in .jpg or .png are safe.