BE VIGILANT ABOUT ONLINE FRAUD
Avert IT Distribution CC will provide you our banking details as part of the proforma or invoice we send once a quote has been approved.
If your bank provides the feature, we recommend that you always verify the banking details when processing payments.
Our office will never change or amend our banking details. Please contact our office immediately telephonically on +27 (0) 10 007 4430 or +27 (0) 21 007 2655 should you receive any correspondence of such nature.
Email interception is when criminals steal information such as email usernames and passwords through phishing and spoofing scams allowing them to gain access to personal or business email.
Once these criminals have access to the email account via webmail, they create forwarders and filters to intercept sensitive financial information using words like bank accounts, invoices, conveyancing, transfer, payment requests etc.
These fraudsters then monitor incoming emails on the compromised account waiting for the filters to be triggered. When this happens, the forwarding rule will automatically move the email to the deleted folder without the account holder ever seeing it. From here the fraudsters will use the information obtained from the email to structure their campaign and defraud someone to transfer money into a fake bank account.
Always keep your accounts secure – Create a strong password to minimize the risk of unauthorized account access. Add another level of security – Turn on two-step verification and get sent a security code when someone logs in from an unfamiliar device or location.
Always double check the senders email address corresponds when receiving any payment instructions. For example: Mail received from “Accounts” (firstname.lastname@example.org) did not come from one of our offices.
Keep safe and remain more vigilant than ever before.
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