ALERT! - Phishing Scam
There has been a sudden increase in September of new phishing emails impersonating a company brand that are targeting IFAs.
Phishing emails are being sent to some financial advisers that have a business relationship with the company being impersonated, where the emails look as though they have come from the company.
They are being sent from an email address spoofing the company and using the name of a genuine member of staff. The latest examples are coming from @mail-COMPANY.com.
Below is an example of what the email looks like:
Subject: *The name of the FA company*
"I hope you are doing well. Just checking to see if you received the secure email from last week as we are yet to receive your response on the matter.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Please let me know if you didn't receive the email so that I can re-send it."