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Email fraud

Further to the Moneyval Report published last month, the attached news report provides yet another example of the types of scams which fraudsters perpetrate in their attempts to either launder money or raise terrorist financing.  

Email modification fraud is precisely what its name suggests, the interception and modification of emails between a client and their law firm so that either or both of the client and the law firm are duped into believing that they are corresponding with each other.

The importance of ensuring that you know who you are dealing with and that monies are properly handled and transferred cannot be underestimated in the ongoing fight against financial crime.

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