BBB warns of scam targeting workplaces, impersonating bosses

Published: Sep. 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM CDT
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A new scam is making the rounds. This time, it's targeting your place of employment to gain access to your personal information.

The Better Business Bureau hosted a conference focused on a new study called "Is That Email Really From 'The Boss?'"

Scammers know that many employees won't ignore emails from their boss, which the BBB says makes them easier targets.

These scams have cost businesses and organizations more than $3 billion over the past three years. As a result, it ends up closing down small businesses, costing people their jobs and loss of identity.

"We live in a world today that revolves around email," says Dennis Horton, BBB Director of the Rockford Regional Office, "More than 300 billion emails are sent everyday fraudsters. They take advantage of this fact and trick people into sending them money often by sending emails that impersonate the boss and others in authority. It can happen to anyone."

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