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Cybercrime in the workplace: What to look out for


Even experienced employees have been known to fall for mock payment orders made by scammers observing a firm. — dpa

Even experienced employees have been known to fall for mock payment orders made by scammers observing a firm. — dpa

Just because you're at work doesn't mean you're safe from Internet fraud. In fact, employees need to be even more aware. 

In a scheme dubbed CEO Fraud, for example, scammers spy on a company to familiarise themselves with its internal processes, explains the Federal Association of German Banks in Berlin. Then, by referring to specific transactions or planned investments, for instance, the scammers are then able to make the payment orders appear genuine.

   

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