This is an important fraud warning; we are aware of the fraudulent impersonation schemes currently being used by hackers and want to ensure it doesn’t happen to you. This latest scheme involves a member of the corporate finance team, often the Finance Director, receiving an authentic looking email purporting to be an internal email from a senior executive such as the Managing Director. This email generally includes a request for extremely sensitive financial information or to engage with a third party regarding an urgent financial matter.
There is no doubt these emails can appear convincing and equally, have the potential to cause serious damage to your business. To that end, we strongly recommend that you liaise with your finance team to ensure they are aware of this issue and thus, are far better prepared to spot and then prevent it from ever affecting your business.