BRIM’s Alan Greig quoted on ISMG article about the rise of clone firms during COVID-19

BRIM’s Alan Greig quoted on ISMG article about the rise of clone firms during COVID-19

‘Clone firm' scams have been on the rise throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report by the National Crime Agency (NCA). This particular type of scam tricks individuals or businesses into giving money to the scammers by mimicking legitimate organisations, creating fake websites and social media profiles to further gain the trust of the victims. With people even more concerned about their financial situation during the pandemic, the success of these types of scams has escalated.

BRIM’s Director of Special Services, Alan Greig, spoke to Information Security Media Group (ISMG) about the risk of these types of scams to both ordinary people and big businesses:

"From my experience, this is about risk and resilience; we must all be wary. Whether you are a sole trader or national business, I would recommend reaching out to your regional police-led Cyber Resilience Center that is focused on sharing guidance and awareness from multiple agencies in the wider fight against crime."

You can read the full article here.

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