Can You Spot the Differences?
A lot of agents are receiving e-mails with an attachment that state they have an offer for your client. These e-mails look like they are coming from agents in the area or KAAR Staff (Lyle Irish, Laura Slyman, etc.) and they SHOULD NOT be opened. Below is an example of one of the e-mails:
Perpetrators of the Business Email Compromise Scams will use various email address types to trick you into thinking you’re dealing with your real client or colleague. Here are examples courtesy of the FBI:
- Spoofed accounts made to look similar to authentic accounts: John.email@example.com vs. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spoofed accounts with slight variations: email@example.com vs. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spoofed accounts mimicking the real account until one reviews the extended header or hovers over the email address: email@example.com vs. firstname.lastname@example.org