Email Compromise Scams—Wire Transfer Fraud


Each year fraudsters are stealing millions of dollars through sophisticated fraudulent use of Email Compromise Scams targeted at individuals and employees who regularly perform wire transfers. The scam involves a fraudster creating a false email or alternatively, hacking into a real email account of an executive, business partner, employee or financial advisor in order to generate a fraudulent request for a transfer of funds. The email is normally well designed and appears legitimate. Stay protected and secure by following preventive measures and developing good security habits.

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