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Protect your company from cyber scams

Have you heard about the latest, devastating email scam befalling Sage and Clare Homewares Business?

You may be at risk of similar scams.  You are especially vulnerable this time of the year, when you are offered tax refunds and are subsequently asked to provide your credit card details and passwords. We wanted to share this important update with you so you can inform your team as soon as possible.

What do cyber scams look like?

  • You will generally receive an email with a subject line similar to “Important notice” along with a familiar looking logo. Often it will be identical to the logo of a supplier or client you know well. This could trick you into believing the email you received is authentic.
  • Scam emails often ask you to update bank account or credit card details of your clients or suppliers. To some, this might seem sufficiently suspicious but many of us are still taken in by the fake request.
  • By this time, the scammers have already successfully established a channel to steal money from your clients. When you realise what has occurred, it is often too late to recover from the consequences of money lost and your damaged relationship with clients.

What you should do in such situation?

  • If you have us as a bookkeeper, you will have nothing to worry about. We are constantly in contact with your clients and suppliers, and we go through extensive banking detail checks to ensure all correspondence is legitimate. We recommend joining with a secure agency such as ourselves to protect your business.
  • For the time being, inform your team of this new scam, and remind them to immediately report any suspicious emails or calls.
  • Implement latest anti-spam security software to detect suspicious content and senders.
  • Consider implementing regular e-mail system security audits, and upgrade your email system if necessary.
  • Talk to us anytime you are doubtful of any transaction or request. We are capable of engaging with cyber security professionals to help you resolve any potential problems.

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