The Business Payment Scam

A bit long winded I know but I often get emails pretending to be from my boss Carl asking for a quick payment to a new supplier…fake of course….so I decided to have a little fun with this one Note how his email address changes half way through (both are nothing to do with us).  During this exchange of emails I submitted the first few to Nationwide Building Society so they could close the account and work with the police to close the email accounts.
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Hi Peter,

Do we get extra charges to process a CHAPS/ FP (Faster Payment) same day?

I’ll appreciate a swift response on this.

Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Carl Revens

Sent from my iPad
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Carl,
No extra charges

Peter
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From: Carl Revens [mailto:adm@newesttechnology.net] Sent: 26 September 2017 09:55
To: Peter Eden
Subject: Re: Red C Research & Marketing Ltd-Inv.472074

Peter,

Kindly process payment in the amount of £9867.00 to the account details using Faster payment. Do you know the cut off time for FP?

Red C Research & Marketing Ltd
A/C – 30500244
Sort code – 07-04-36
Nationwide

Let me know once you sort out payment.

Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Carl Revens
Sent from my iPad

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Do you have their ABS number ?

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From: Carl Revens [mailto:adm@newesttechnology.net] Sent: 26 September 2017 10:12
To: Peter Eden
Subject: Re: Red C Research & Marketing Ltd-Inv.472074

Peter,

They are new supplier and it’s a one-off payment.

Thanks


Kind Regards,
Carl Revens

Sent from my iPad

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Carl, We still need their ABS number to authenticate it through the bank system in case the account number or sort code are entered incorrectly. It is usually a 7 digit number.
Peter
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From: Carl Revens [mailto:adm@newesttechnology.net] Sent: 26 September 2017 10:32
To: Peter Eden
Subject: Re: Red C Research & Marketing Ltd-Inv.472074

Peter, here is the ABS number 7216296

Thanks.


Kind Regards,
Carl Revens
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Thanks, I will let you know if I have a problem.

Did you get my car request for the RangeRover ?

Peter
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Carl,
It has come back saying that the fixing digit is incorrect. Please can you check the number again ?
Any news on the car ? I need to tell my wife.

P.
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From: Carl Revens [mailto:adm@cpdguru.com] Sent: 26 September 2017 10:55
To: Peter Eden
Subject: RE: Red C Research & Marketing Ltd-Inv.472074

Peter,

I’ll give you an update regarding the car soon. Meanwhile, you do not need ABS to process a payment since the account number and sort cord is correct. You can look up the sort code.

Thanks


Kind Regards,
Carl Revens

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Carl,
Our online system will not take the payment without the ABS number, it should be on their invoice. Can you forward it to me and I will check it. Failing that I could write a cheque if you give me their address.
Thanks for the car, you know she will be so pleased to be able to finally get the wheelchair in.

Peter
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From: Carl Revens [mailto:adm@cpdguru.com] Sent: 26 September 2017 11:05
To: Peter Eden
Subject: Re: Red C Research & Marketing Ltd-Inv.472074

Peter,

Do you mean their company registration number? Their VAT no. IE6391854V and CRO no.371854

Hopefully that will work.

Thanks


Kind Regards,
Carl Revens

Carl,

That would explain it, It is an Irish registered company and so we would need their IBAN no and Swift Code and possibly a PA37

Regards

Peter
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Let me know how you want me to proceed, remember I have to take Jack to the doctors this afternoon.

P.
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From: Carl Revens [mailto:adm@cpdguru.com] Sent: 26 September 2017 12:15
To: Peter Eden
Subject: Re: Red C Research & Marketing Ltd-Inv.472074

Peter,

You can process the payment using faster payment. Kindly revert back once sorted.

Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Carl Revens
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Carl,

We can’t Faster Payment to Ireland, only Chaps but I need the Iban etc as indicated last time. Should I just write a cheque? Do you have an address ?

Peter
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From: Carl Revens [mailto:adm@cpdguru.com] Sent: 26 September 2017 12:32
To: Peter Eden
Subject: Re: Red C Research & Marketing Ltd-Inv.472074

Peter,

They are registered in UK and Ireland. The account details I sent to you is a UK account number, the sort code should tell. Please proceed with payment.


Kind Regards,
Carl Revens
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Carl,

I still need the ABS number as the one you gave me was incorrect. Can you try it again please or I won’t be able to do it today.

P.
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Peter,
The ABS number is 2216296

Kind Regards,

Carl Revens

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Carl,
I’m bored with this now but thank you for making my day a bit more exciting, sorry I couldn’t send you any money. Enjoy the rest of your scamming and don’t forget the ABS (Anti-bloomin Scammer) number in all further correspondence)
Peter.

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