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Business Crime Alert Noticeboard
08/09/2016 - ATM Card Trapping scam
Police are warning the public to be careful when using ATMs following the discovery of a 4 Card Trapping devices that have been recovered in the Belfast area from ATMs over the past few days.
04/07/16 - Phishing email targeting business
Last Friday Action Fraud had received 40+ reports of this phishing email targeting businesses. The attachment contains ransomware. PSNI Economic Crime Unit advise businesses and individuals to be aware of unsolicited emails containing attachments and urge caution in opening any such attachment.
02/06/16 - Business Invoice Fraud
Invoice fraud happens when a company or organisation is tricked into changing bank account payee details for a sizeable payment. Criminals pose as regular suppliers to the company or organisation and will make a formal request for bank account details to be changed.
02/06/16 - CEO Spoofing
Businesses are being warned of a new email scam in which fraudsters impersonate a senior member of their company to deceive staff into transferring money.
The scam involves a criminal sending an email to a member of staff in a company’s finance department which appears to be from a senior colleague, such as the finance director or chief executive, according to intelligence reported to Financial Fraud Action UK.
02/06/16 - Pension Scams
02/06/16 - Ransomware
Ransomware is a very popular type of malicious code now and has a very peculiar operation: hijacks your files and asks for a monetary ransom.
02/06/16 - Protecting your business against mobile fraud
Despite mobile fraud growing by 81% between 2011 and 2015, nearly four out of 10 merchants (38.5%) say determining if they’ve been victimized is the largest barrier to effectively managing fraud risk.
02/06/16 - Fraud and Cybercrime - Commander Chris Greany
Fraud has many faces, but almost all exist on one or two key principles. The first is an offer that looks real or true to entice you to be curious. The second is a convincing story that supports the first. And the third is the fear of losing something or missing out.
02/06/16 - How secure is your company?
The key to not ending up in national headlines or fined by an agency for a data breach is to truly understand how secure your enterprise is. If you don’t have the answer to this vital question, it puts your company, its reputation and its customers at an unnecessarily increased risk.
02/06/16 - Alert: Small businesses tricked into laundering money
Small businesses should be on the lookout for a new type of scam which involves overseas “investors” tricking victims into laundering money, warns the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) Proactive Intelligence Team.