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Security Alert: Invoice Fraud emails

The Office of Cyber-Security and Information Assurance has been made aware of a number of fraudulent emails targeting Isle of Man businesses.

If you have or suspect that you may have paid funds to a fraudster, please contact your bank or finance provider immediately, and then please also notify OCSIA using the links below.

These emails purport to originate from victioria.channing@simmmonslegalsllp.co.uk.  The email has a forged series of messages (between a company’s senior management and the legal company) therefore inferring a previous email has been overlooked or ignored and requesting prompt payment before legal action ensues.

In all the examples seen to date the sender is the same, the attachment is a PDF invoice with the same Bill Number 4055901 and Account Ref 2001039  requesting 47,630 EU  for legal services to be paid to

 

Account Name    Simmons and Simmons LP

Bank                      Revolut Bank Ltd

IBAN                      LT73 3250 0588 2258 4137

SWIFT/BIC            REVOLUT21

 

Please refer to attached image below for more detail.

 

You are strongly advised to exercise caution and bring these details and type of scam to the attention of those persons who may be in a position to handle or authorise such payments.

As with all such matters OCSIA would strongly advise you to send any suspicious emails to the SERS@OCSIA.IM mailbox or to raise concerns via the cyber-concerns Reporting Form.

 

For any advice or guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us at cyber@gov.im or telephone 686118.

 

General Advice and guidance is available on our website  www.ocsia.im.

 

Downloadable resources

Fake invoice attachment (JPG)

 

Topics

  • Scam Alert
  • Small Business
  • Scam Emails