Business email compromise (BEC)
Business email compromise scams target businesses of all sizes. They involve emails from a compromised email address, or emails made to look like they are from someone you know, such as:
- Your boss
- Your supplier
- Your customer
- Your lawyer
These scams involve emails sent to you or your business with a request to make payment to a new account. This new account may be under the scammer's control, and your money could be lost. If you get an email with a request to pay a new account, or an invoice with different account details to those usually used - pause, review, reflect. Think about calling the sender of the email before paying.