Scammers adopting ever-changing methods of fooling unwary

Warning over new scamming methods.
Warning over new scamming methods.

MORAY BUSINESSES ARE being warned of yet another scam that could lead to unwary staff being duped into paying directly into fraudsters’ bank accounts.

Police say that they are aware of several examples of the latest email scam where fraudsters have managed to spoof the legitimate email accounts of company directors.

Another ruse is for them to create an email address that is similar enough to fool unwary staff. In both cases, the fraudsters post messages to company staff requesting the transfer of cash to a bank account of a bogus client, or advising staff that a legitimate supplier’s bank details have changed and again providing new details.

A police spokesman said: “Staff should always confirm bank transfers in person or by telephone using only contact details that they know to be genuine.”

Further information on identity theft, fraud and scams can be found on the Police Scotland website or by email to