New email scam pretends to be from your boss — and it’s scary effective

We may be more aware of potential scams than ever, but so too are the scammers themselves. Which means their methods inevitably get more sophisticated and harder to spot — the latest example of which is an email scam pretending to be your boss.

The scam is known as a business email compromise (BEC) and has criminals forwarding an email chain to a specific person, seemingly coming from the victim’s boss. That chain then features instructions to send money somewhere. 

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