Spoofed/Hacked Email Scam
WHAT IS A SPOOFED/HACKED EMAIL SCAM?
Scammers impersonate your suppliers, boss, logistic companies, renowned companies, etc using a similar email address. You'll be told to click on a link, provide your personal and confidential information on a fake website, or even ask to transfer money to a different bank account because the regular account has been suspended or is under audit. You could also be asked to purchase gift cards.
Alternatively, scammers can hack into either your email account, your supplier's or business partner's, monitor your email correspondence and at an opportune time, send an email to the other party requesting payment to another bank account. As well as a similar email address, scammers may use the same business logo, links to the company's website, or messaging format to trick you into believing you've received a genuine request for payment.
Look out for these scam signs
Any sudden changes to your suppliers' or creditors' payment instructions and accounts.
A request for you to purchase gift cards or shopping credits for your boss.
How to stay safe
CSA Website on cyber hygiene: https://www.csa.gov.sg/gosafeonline
Spoofed/Hacked Email Scam: Real Stories
10 Nov 2022 | Spoofed/Hacked Email Scam
Beware of fake emails claiming to be from your 'boss'
Beware emails coming from - email@example.com I received an urgent email from the scammer. The person spoofed my boss's name (with a personal email address- firstname.lastname@example.org), sent to my work…...
10 Apr 2020 | Spoofed/Hacked Email Scam
I received a cyber extortion email asking for $1,900
When I logged in into my email on 10/apr/2020, i received an extortion email for $1,900. the scammer claimed that they know my email password, and they have video of me visiting adult website. a failure…...
27 Jan 2020 | Spoofed/Hacked Email Scam
[New Story] - email@example.com
I received an email mentioning that they have deposit /transfer money into my account and asking me to click the link to check the transfer receipt proof. Editor's Note: Please do not click on any links…...
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