Email Fraud Investigation
Email fraud investigation is the collection and forensic investigation of evidence into email hacking, phishing attacks, tracing and recovery of stolen funds. Email Fraud is the intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual through email. Almost as soon as email became widely used, it began to be used as a means to defraud people. Email fraud can take the form of a "con game" or scam. Investigating email fraud reaches to all aspect of cyber crime from recovery of funds transferred to a fraudsters bank account to a forensic examination to determine how fraudsters hacked into email accounts. Digitpol's Email Fraud Investigation Team are certified digital forensic experts and fraud examiners and can assist to all cases related to Email Scams and Fraud.
Digitpol's Cyber and Fraud Team are certified fraud and forensic examiners and can deploy to assist with all cases related to email fraud, email spear phishing attacks, email scams and on-line related fraud. Digitpol can deploy forensic examiners to investigate hacking, determine how it took place and report the findings, Digitpol ensures that hackers are not active in your network and ensure your user accounts policies and rules are configured correctly to prevent further attacks.
Email fraud, scams, phishing attacks happens in most cases when cyber criminals find ways to hack into the email servers or accounts of small and medium companies, often targeting those with business in Asia countries. Cyber criminals gain access to email accounts and search through email accounts looking for sensitive information such as outstanding, unpaid invoices or data relating to financial transactions and business between supplier, vendor and clients. When cyber criminals identify a sale or a due invoice, the fraudsters then send various fictitious emails from the hacked email account or an email address replicated to the original purporting to be in charge of the sale or due invoice to be paid, the fraudster is then asking for transfers of funds into a nominated bank account, usually giving an excuse that there is a problem at the bank and an alternative account needs to be used. It is common that the nominated account is in the same name as the company name or with a very slight change such as an extra letter. It is common the bank account to be in the same city as the victim or client. Another form of email fraud is the sale of products which are never received, often the communications were carried out by email, in these cases, the evidence is the email threads.
Are you effected by a Email Fraud?
If a cyber crime or cyber attack happens to you, you need to respond quickly. Email Fraud in its several formats such as online identity theft, financial fraud, stalking, bullying, hacking, e-mail fraud, email spoofing, invoice fraud, email scams, banking scam, CEO fraud. Cyber fraud can lead to major disruption and financial disasters.
If you encounter or believe that you have been the victim of online or mobile fraud (i.e. phishing, fraudulent text messages etc.), report the case to your nearest police station and when required, contact Digitpol for forensic and investigative support.