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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#957 Is that email really from your boss? FBI warns fake CEO scams now $3.1bn crime
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that "exposed dollar losses" to CEO fraud emails total $3.1bn since October 2013.

The FBI revealed the figure in a new public-service announcement (PSA) on the Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3) to warn businesses about criminals who use bogus email accounts to pose as CEOs to trick financial controllers into wiring funds to the fraudsters' bank accounts.

The new numbers suggest CEO fraud or "business email compromise" may be a vastly bigger problem for businesses than previously thought.

In April the FBI reported victims worldwide had lost $2.3bn to the scam between October 2013 and February 2016.
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