We’ve had a client report a ‘near miss’ in a money transfer scam. One of the client’s finance team received an email which appeared to be from the chief exec asking for them person to transfer funds to a bank account. The email was friendly and informal in tone – addressed the staff member by name – and looked like it was from the chief execs email address. Fortunately, the member of staff thought it was a bit odd and popped into the chief execs office to query it. It then was apparent that the email was fake and the ‘from’ address had been spoofed.
Although this isn’t a new scam it does look like it’s increasing in popularity at the moment.
We’d advise vigilance and that staff with payment powers are encouraged to double check anything that is large or unusual.
If you have had any scam issues then please let us know so we can share the details.
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