In the digital age, financial security is more important than ever. In recent times, we have observed an alarming increase in cases of fraud related to changing bank accounts to pay invoices sent by email, and this problem affects both companies and individuals.
The modus operandi of these scammers usually follows a similar pattern. A supplier or company sends an email to their customer with bank account information, usually the IBAN account number, to process a pending payment.
However, what often happens is that cybercriminals manage to intercept this message and manipulate the bank account data, redirecting the funds to a completely different account in the wrong hands.
This cunning technique, known as “MitM-Man in the Middle” , involves a hacker inserting himself in the middle of the communication between the two parties exchanging emails, going unnoticed until that it’s too late.
It is essential to be on guard and take preventive measures against fraud.
We strongly recommend that you carefully verify your bank account information before making any transfers.
To do this, it is essential to confirm directly with the provider, either by phone call or other means of direct communication, that the IBAN provided in the email is correct. In some cases, when printing a paper invoice, the account number may vary from the one shown in the original email.
Our commitment is to ensure the financial security of all companies. Prevention is key, and we want all companies to be well prepared to face these situations.
Stay alert and safe.
Together, we can overcome these challenges and continue building a protected business environment at Polígono San Cibrao .
Your safety is our priority!