FBI and IRS warn of pervasive, maddening business, consumer scams
The FBI and IRS separately this week warned of a couple timeworn but highly effective scams that continue to grow and strip businesses and consumers of cash.
First, the FBI is again warning businesses to be aware of a growing scam that tricks them into paying invoices from established partners that look legitimate but in fact are fraudulent.
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The FBI says the fraud is a tweak of the “man-in-the-middle” scam and usually involves chief technology officers, chief financial officers, or comptrollers, receiving an e-mail via their business accounts purportedly from a vendor requesting a wire transfer to a designated bank account, the FBI said.