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Common threats

Common types of online fraud

Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud

A fraudster impersonates a contractor, supplier, creditor or senior manager and asks to make changes to a payment account. If the details are changed, payments are then made into the fraudster’s account.

Phishing

A fraudster directs users to malicious websites that aim to steal their confidential personal or financial information so the fraudster can use it to access accounts.

Vishing

Also known as voice phishing, a fraudster posing as a trusted person phones a company to ask them to take action that would enable unauthorised payments or reveal sensitive information.

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