Current warning: Faked management e-mail
A forged, seemingly internal mail instructs an employee to carry out a transaction.
How the fraud take place:
A forged, seemingly internal mail instructs an employee to carry out a transaction. The instruction mostly comes from management in these cases and announces a call, for example, by a responsible lawyer. One of many known “stories" to deceive an employee is a pending merger, which is strictly confidential, due to the stock exchange listing of their own company. Beneficiaries are located abroad, mostly Europe, Southeast Asia or China
How you can protect yourself in this case:
In case you receive a suspicious email, please contact immediately your management via telephone.
What can you do if you are affected:
Get in contact with your branch for an immediate transfer recall at the beneficiaries bank. Once credited amounts are usually very difficult to return. Report the case to local legal authority (police).