The Scam That Can Bankrupt Your Business

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The FBI has reported a 2,370% increase in business email compromise (BEC) between January 2015 and December 2016. This type of fraud includes what we at BrandProtect refer as email phishing, spear phishing, or whaling.

The scam, commonly known as “CEO fraud”, is a highly engineered attack that will typically target high-level executives by impersonating them to trick people inside the organization to provide sensitive information and ultimately making the victim wire money to a fraudulent account.

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Topics: Domain Management, Phishing, BEC Attacks, scams, email phishing

Threat Brief: Could You Be The Next Investment Fraud Victim?

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Fri, Sep 01, 2017

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Phony advertisements can deceive even the savviest investors by promising high returns with little money in a short period of time. Investment fraud can look legitimate:  criminals are using different tools and forms of communications designed to gain the trust of their victims and have succeeded in scamming people. So, who are the most common targets? Are you vulnerable to fraud? And if you already have an online investment account, is it secure?

This month's BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief provides you information on how investment scams work and how to protect your online investment account. BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposure by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online.

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Topics: ThreatBrief, investment fraud protection, scams, online investment account

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