Criminals are experts at impersonating people, businesses and the police. They spend hours researching your business for their scams, hoping you will let your guard down for just a moment.
If you receive a request to make an urgent payment, change supplier bank details or provide financial information, take a moment to stop and think.
Could it be fake? Verify all payments and supplier details directly with the company on a known phone number or in person first.
Contact your business’s bank immediately if you think you’ve been scammed and report it to Police Scotland.
Types of fraud to watch out for:
If you believe your business has fallen for a scam, contact the bank immediately on a number you know to be correct, such as the one listed on the back of your business’s bank card and report it to the police by calling 101.