Reminds me of another. c2014.
Someone set up a personal bank account in the name of a client.
As a totally made up example, someone was actually able to go to the bank and set up an account in the name of "Mr Heinz" but a much more difficult one to turn in to a real name.
He then wrote to some large customers telling them that the supplier's name had changed.
Some customers just changed their payment details without any further checks despite spelling errors in the letters.
Luckily the supplier's credit terms were very tight and when they called a customer over a £1m plus missing payment the truth came out and the payment was recovered.
The perpetrator was not caught.
Last edited by: zippy on Sun 29 Sep 19 at 13:06