A ‘new’ scam has been circulating we felt it was prudent to warn our customers about.
The scam is simple. The criminals inspect the contact us list on the company web site, identify the president and accountant names and email addresses. They then send an email to the accountant as if it is coming from the company president asking to make a quick payment of a large amount of money.
We’ve seen cases where the criminals register a domain very similar to the company they are attacking. This way they have an email address very similar to the president’s email and can reply back to any questions from the accountant without the president seeing the emails.
This type of scam is nothing new, but we’ve seen some very convincing examples of this lately.