UHY Ross Brooke Chartered Accountants

Coronavirus a fraudster’s dream?


With thanks to Steve Mayo from Nat West Bank for bringing this to our attention

Fraud Awareness: – Criminals use every opportunity and misfortune of others for gain, so please be vigilant. With remote working increasingly common, remember that anywhere staff might work becomes an extension of your workplace and security needs to be maintained at the same level. It’s especially important for employees to be aware of the dangers that fraudsters are exploiting the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus to facilitate various types of fraud and cybercrime. Employees should be continually reminded of the risks of fraud and cybercrime. Please remind all your staff to be alert to suspicious phone calls, texts or emails from anyone claiming to be from the bank with a message about Coronavirus. Go to government websites to find out updates on Covid-19 and do not click on links in emails that may be not genuine and could add malware to your IT systems etc.    Please take particular care regarding : –

  • Coronavirus fraudulent emails (Phishing)                              
  • Coronavirus fraudulent text message (Smishing)
  • Invoice redirection (Supplier impersonation)
  • Bogus boss (Staff impersonation)

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