Der „WSJ Morning Risk Report Newsletter“ [kein Link verfügbar] berichtet zu dem neuen Advisory FIN-2019-A005 des „Financial Crimes Enforcement Network“ (FinCEN) des Finanzministerium der Vereinigten Staaten:
A type of scam that involves impersonating vendors or corporate executives and requesting fraudulent wire transfers is on the rise, according to the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, in a report published Tuesday, said it received roughly 14,000 suspicious activity reports in 2018 related to business email compromises, up from about 6,000 in 2016. The most targeted businesses are in manufacturing and construction, according to FinCEN, which lumped the industries together. Regular interactions with overseas suppliers, as well as publicly available client information, make the industries particularly vulnerable, the agency said in its report. Fraudulent vendor invoices accounted for 39% of all business email scams in 2018, up from 30% a year earlier, according to the FinCEN report.