Scam Alert: Business Email Compromise or Invoice Scams Explained

Peter Steven Ho
5 min readJan 25, 2024

Flying under the radar for online users is a scam referred to in the industry as a Business Email Compromise (BEC) or, more generally, as an invoice scam. Figures indicate that BEC is costing online consumers billions of dollars and this has become a serious concern for authorities. BECs are subtle and they’re difficult to identify because the sting is often hidden in plain sight, but it is possible to avoid becoming another BEC victim by adopting a few simple precautions.

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Peter Steven Ho

BSc (Hons), LLB. Freelance writer in Technology, Science and Travel. Come join me on a journey of discovery.