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Six Ways to Protect Your Business from Business Email Compromise Scams

Companies of all sizes are being targeted by criminals through business email compromise scams. In these scams, cybercriminals gain access to an employee’s legitimate business email through social engineering or computer intrusion. The criminal then impersonates the employee (often a senior executive or someone who can authorize payments) and instructs others to transfer funds on their behalf. Old Line Bank recommends the following tips to help businesses and employees avoid business email compromise attacks:

For more information, you can read the FBI’s news article about Business Email Compromise, and see the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center’s public service announcement.

If you fall victim to a business email compromise scam:

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