Aillied Irish Bank (AIB) Ltd are warning business clients of an Email Scam
Should a iBusiness Banking (AIB iBB) client try to log into their online banking account on AIB’s website, they will be presented with a warning of a recent Email Scam that is currently occurring. While in the past we have written articles about personal accounts being targeted, it seems that business accounts are not invulnerable.
- The emails appear to be from a Supplier. the mail claims that the Supplier has changed their bank account details and that all future payments should be made to a new account. The new account details for which belongs to the Fraudster;
- The ‘From’ field of the email seems to be from a Director/Manager/Senior Management with the Supplier company;
- The Scam email requests the recipient to carry out ‘a bank transfer to an overseas account’
- A follow up email follows purporting to be from the ‘Manager’ with the reciver’s account details, and in fact belongs to the scammer.
AIB are urging business client who receive any such suspicious emails to
carry out the following:
- Contact their Supplier via normal channels or by using existing phone number, DO NOT use details contained in the dubious mail
- Double check the Sender’s email address; when you hover over the address is it the same, revealing the ‘more info’ or ‘show details’ may display different details and these details may be different to the authentic one
- Do Not reply to the email or click on any links contained in the received email
- At no point should you open any attachments contained in the Scam email
- Be mindful of wording contained within the mail, whether it’s grammar, tone or wording that is different from previous correspondence
- Examine when the mail was sent, the time of day may reveal that it’s coming from somewhere other than the correct Supplier
- Advise all your iBB (iBusiness Banking) users of the potential threat and ask them to report any questionable emails at once
As with Personal email accounts, it is also essential when using your professional email accounts to be cautious of any suspicious emails that you receive. Do not click reply or hit any links contained within the email and never open attachments. Delete the email and contact the genuine provider via your usual avenues, requesting confirmation the mail was from them. Some scam emails contain viruses which are just as harmful.