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Re: Got Caught

"The company I work for got caught with this.

Email with subject "Monthly Statement" from a known supplier was opened by someone in A/P, so it's hard to blame them."

I know that one of my clients has spotted emailed 'invoices' claiming to come from one of their regular suppliers - and apparently the email looks pretty spot on compared to the real thing, so it would be forgivable if they'd made the mistake of opening the attachment.

(The biggest giveaway for them was the account number didn't match - that the invoice is usually a PDF, and this was a .doc file, undoubtedly containing a dodgy macro, probably wouldn't have been noticed if it hadn't been for the account number.)

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