Business Email Compromise Tactics Used to Facilitate the Acquisition of Commodities and Defrauding Vendors

The FBI warns the public of criminal actors using Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes to facilitate the acquisition of a wide range of commodities. BEC is one of the most financially damaging online crimes. It exploits the fact that so many of us rely on email to conduct business—both personal and professional.

In many BEC scams, criminals send an email message that appears to come from a known source making a legitimate request. You can find more information on BEC from PSA I-050422-PSA or the FBI BEC website

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Source: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Division