Protect Your Business and Customers From Business Email Compromise (BEC) Crimes in East Texas In Advocacy Solutions

Suzanne Brown

Published: April 8, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Updated: May 21, 2019, 9:37 a.m.

The US Secret Service, Tyler Resident Office has observed an increase in Business Email Compromise cases in the East Texas region.  Victims can include small, medium and large businesses as well as government and non-profit organizations.  Business email compromise, BEC for short, is a scam in which criminals compromise a business email account, often the CEO or CFO, then use that email account to direct a company’s customers to make fraudulent payments. Secret Service Agent, Bill Mack states, “In East Texas, we have investigated cases of BEC crimes in which victims have lost anywhere from several thousand dollars to more than 1 million. The Tyler Resident Office of the US Secret Service seeks to raise awareness of BEC crimes here in East Texas so organizations can prevent themselves from being victims.”

The Longview Chamber of Commerce is hosting Agent Bill Mack to educate the business community during a “Coffee Conversation.”  Chamber members may attend at no cost on April 23, 2019, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Longview Chamber of Commerce.  Nonmembers may attend for $25.  Register at www.LongviewChamber.com.  Act fast because seating is limited!

For more information contact Suzanne Brown, Sr VP Public Affairs & Communications, at 903.237.4003, or at sbrown@longviewtx.com