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David L. Manning, Special Principal Associate
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
Federal Receiver
(615) 830-1200

Federal Receiver Warns of Potential Internet Scam Related to the Guam Solid Waste Authority

(Guam, May 19, 2015) – Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., (GBB) said today that the Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) has been the target of fraudulent attempts to transfer GSWA funds. These scams have been detected by the financial institutions serving GSWA.  Through strict adherence to Court-approved procedures, GSWA will not lose any funds as a result of these illegal activities. 

There is no indication that this cyber-attack has targeted GSWA customers.  However, we urge all GSWA customers, vendors, and business partners to be extremely cautious with any electronic communications requesting financial transfers or personal account information of any kind.  Please be alert and report any suspicious online activity by contacting GSWA at 671-646-3111between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri) and to law enforcement through the information available at the U.S. Justice Department’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section at: www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/reporting.html.

The Federal Receiver and its banking partners in Guam have reported these incidents to the proper authorities and are working with law enforcement and banking officials to protect all GSWA funds.  Customers using PayPal as a means of payment for their bills are urged to continue to use that method but to report any unusual or suspicious activity to both GSWA and proper authorities. When paying, online customers are urged to make sure they begin the payment process on the official Guam Sold Waste Authority website at www.guamsolidwasteauthority.com.

About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., Receiver
In a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB to be Receiver with full responsibility for bringing the Guam Solid Waste Management Division into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act. As Receiver, GBB’s objective is to work with Guam’s government, the Guam Solid Waste Authority, solid waste companies, the people of Guam, and the U.S. military to establish a long-term, financially viable and sustainable waste management system for Guam. For more information on the receivership, visit www.guamsolidwastereceiver.org.

GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm, headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues, and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. Since 1980, GBB has planned and developed a wide range of integrated waste management programs that use the latest technologies to improve efficiency, save money, enhance customer service, and protect the environment. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-703-573-5800.


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