Education · Fraud Scams

FBI Reports another SCAM


The BEC is a global scam with subjects and victims in many countries. The IC3 has received BEC complaint data from victims in every U.S. state and 45 countries. From 10/01/2013 to 12/01/2014, the following statistics are reported:

• Total U.S. victims: 1198
• Total U.S. dollar loss: $179,755,367.08
• Total non-U.S. victims: 928
• Total non-U.S. dollar loss: $35,217,136.22
• Combined victims: 2126
• Combined dollar loss: $214,972,503.30

The FBI assesses with high confidence the number of victims and the total dollar loss will continue to increase. (This is a very sad fact).
This scam is linked to other forms of fraud, such as: romance, lottery, employment, and home/vacation rental scams. If you’ve been taken for a ride with one of these scams, follow the instructions below.

If you believe your businesses is the recipient of a compromised e-mail or is a victim of the BEC scam (regardless of dollar amount), you should file with the IC3 at Please be as descriptive as possible, identify your complaint as “Business Email Compromise” or “BEC” and try to include the following information:

Header information from e-mail messages
Identifiers for the perpetrators such as names, e-mail addresses, websites, bank account information (especially where transfers were requested to be sent), and beneficiary names
Details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded
Actual and attempted loss amounts
Other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint

As Always, Stay Informed …


2 thoughts on “FBI Reports another SCAM

  1. HI Bob it’s Bob! How are you Bob? I love seeing you here! I have thought to myself where did Bob go! I hope Bob is doing well. This Bob is fantastic! Have a lovely Bob kind of day! ✿ (♥*♥)✿ Haha


    1. Hey Bob! It’s been a really long time. I’m glad you’re fantastic. Anything new going on? I’ll have to go to your blog & find out. Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning. This Bob is getting ready for surgery this month so I’m a bit nervous but I will have a lovely Bob kind of day 🙂


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