Email Wire Fraud Is On The Rise - BankCherokee

Email Wire Fraud Is On The Rise

Protect Yourself and Your Business.

The Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) is a sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. Formerly known as the Man-in-the-E-mail Scam, the BEC was renamed to focus on the “business angle” of this scam and to avoid confusion with another unrelated scam. The fraudulent wire transfer payments sent to foreign banks may be transferred several times but are quickly dispersed. Asian banks, located in China and Hong Kong, are the most commonly reported ending destination for these fraudulent transfers.

Click here to read the entire Public Service Announcement from the FBI and learn how the scam works and how to protect yourself and your business.