You’ll hand email scammers your money, and smile

In September 2019 alone, Japanese media company, Nikkei, voluntarily gave nearly US$30 million to criminals, while Toyota sent nearly US$40 million in the same direction. Why? Because a fraudster got into their business email and just asked for the money. Welcome to the costly world of “Business Email Compromise’’.

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