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Phishing or Hoax email scams?

26/9/2017
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Phishing is an attempt to scam or deceive you into disclosing personal and financial information in an email or online. A hoax email may look like it was sent from a reputable organisation, and may ask you to disclose personal information via return email or by clicking a link. These emails often look genuine, copying a company’s branding and email layout, and using an address that’s very similar to the real company’s URL.Hoax emails may: Be unaddressed, or addressed generically...

HIGH ALERT WARNING

11/3/2017
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Another electronic funds transfer fraud has occurred whereby a client has been emailed by a person they have believed to be their conveyancer.Otherwise known as “spoofing” the client has assumed the email to be legitimate and has followed instructions to transfer funds.AICWA recommend all members undertake the following:   Do not send trust account details and requests for moneys in the body of an email; Advise your client that trust details will not be requested by email (and why); Advise...