We’ve previously blogged about an increase in the number of phishing emails targeting individuals and businesses in and around the North West.
The new scam poses as an email from one of your contacts and requests a money transfer of around £5,000. In some cases emails have been sent to a company’s finance team, appearing to be from a colleague. A general rule of thumb is that all emails requesting any personal information or money transfers should be cautiously investigated and verified before any action is taken.
For more information on identifying phishing scams or to report a scam, we advise you to contact Action Fraud on 0300 1232040.