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Part 3: Email Compromise Scams are Still Prevalent — Prepare for Tax Season!
In this third and final part of my three-part series on the challenges we face to securely functioning online in 2018, I’ll look at the threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams during tax season in the United States. For the past couple of years, I’ve written about how Business Email Compromise scams are associated with tax season which runs from January through April in the United States. As we head into the 2018 tax season it’s a good time to remind employees how to recognize these emails so as to not fall prey to these scams. For the last two... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Here we go again! Tax Season Scams are Back
Last year I wrote Tax Season Equals Fraud Season, and this year is no different. On February 3, the IRS issued an urgent alert warning businesses that threat actors are again using the same executive impersonation scam from last year, except in 2017 they have expanded beyond for-profit businesses to non-profit organizations, such as schools, tribal organizations, and non-profits. The most prevalent type of scam in circulation at the moment is often referred to as Business Email Compromise (BEC) or Business Email Spoofing (BES). Essentially it consists of a cleverly manufactured email designed to look legitimate – often using lookalike domain... Read More
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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More