At work an email was received from [Removed] to someone directly in accounts who tried to get the payroll bank details changed to their own. My guess by using LinkedIn to find the appropriate individuals and tried their luck with the email address construction.
I used to be a virgin media broadband customer and am hoping the broadband security wasn't breached to obtain my work details...
Below is an excerpt from the email received.
From: [Removed] Sent: 17 October 2019 16:00 To: [redacted for security reasons] Subject: Paula
Hi Paula, I opened a new bank account recently and would like to change my bank details on payroll, is it going to be effective for October pay? Kindly get back to me if you can sort this out for me. Kind regards, Richard
We played along to get their account details (which we will raise with the appropriate bank to have their account closed) and they then responded with:
Here are the new account details for you to amend: Account Name: [Removed] Sort Code: [Removed] Account: [Removed] When is this months salary going out? So i can activate my direct debits on the account Thanks, Richard
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