THE HAGUE, The Netherlands – What would you do if you received an email from your company’s CEO asking you to make an urgent payment?
What if a long-time supplier asked you to send all future payments to a new account at a different bank?
Would you immediately make the payment or change the banking details? Or would you first double-check through a different channel that the requests were genuine?
If you would make the payment, you just might become the next victim of a growing type of fraud – business email compromise, or BEC fraud.
Through a new public awareness campaign launched today, INTERPOL is encouraging the public to #BECareful about BEC fraud and know the warning signs to avoid falling into the criminals’ trap.