Internet Safety

BEWARE OF SOCIAL ENGINEERING

Social Engineering is a tool used by “con artists” to manipulate people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.  Con artists will hack your email account so that they can obtain information about events that are taking place in your life, such as buying a house.  The con artist will send you an e-mail from an account that appears to be authentic.  The e-mail may even refer you to a website that contains authentic appearing information and logos for a bank, a title company, an attorney or some other person involved in your transaction.  The con artist will instruct you to wire transfer funds to complete the transaction that you actually intended to complete.  As the e-mails and website appear authentic and you are expecting receipt of such request, there is often little to no reason to doubt the authenticity of the request.

To avoid falling prey to such a scheme we want to remind you to:

  • Never send funds anywhere without being 100% sure that they are being sent to the correct person and place.
  • Always call Suburban Insurance, Services, LLC before remitting funds to verify the accuracy and legitimacy of all wire instruction requests.
  • Report to Suburban Insurance, Services, LLC any suspicious e-mails or phone calls received.

Thank you for taking the time to read this bulletin. If you have any questions or believe you have been a victim of fraud, please contact one of our representatives.