In this scam, someone impersonates your supplier and uses an email address that is very similar to his actual email. You are told to transfer funds to a different bank account because his regular bank account has been suspended or is under audit.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
- Be wary of any sudden changes in your suppliers' or creditors' payment instruction and accounts
- Always check directly with your suppliers if in doubt
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
- Do not make any changes to your payment arrangements without first verifying the veracity of the email
- Check with your supplier or a representative whom you trust first before changing payment recipients
Source: Scam Alert Singapore