Spoofed/Hacked Email Scam

WHAT IS A Spoofed/Hacked Email Scam?

Scammers impersonate a victim's supplier using a similar email address. Victims are told to transfer money to a different bank account because his regular account has been suspended or is under audit.

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  • Any sudden changes to your suppliers’ or creditors’ payment instructions and accounts. When in doubt, check directly with your suppliers
  • Do not make changes to your payment arrangements without verifying the email with your suppliers
  • Call previously known phone numbers instead of the number reflected on the email with the new payment instructions
  • Always use secured networks to reduce the

What to look out for

  • Any sudden changes to your suppliers’ or creditors’ payment instructions and accounts. When in doubt, check directly with your suppliers

How to protect yourself

  • Do not make changes to your payment arrangements without verifying the email with your suppliers
  • Call previously known phone numbers instead of the number reflected on the email with the new payment instructions
  • Always use secured networks to reduce the

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