Phishing scams have been on the rise over the past few years. Phishing is the act of sending an email to an individual or business purporting to be a vendor/creditor and notifying of a recent account change. Frequently, the fraudulent emails so closely resemble previous emails from the actual vendor/creditor that it is extremely easy to become a victim. While individuals are also victims of phishing scams, businesses seem to fall prey to these scams at a much higher rate.
If you become the victim of a phishing scam, you should notify your bank immediately upon learning of the scam. Your bank will then notify the bank that received the funds. At times, there may be some funds remaining in the account that will be reimbursed to you. You should also notify the FBI and complete a report. The FBI is dealing with this every day and they will let you know that you are unlikely to recover the funds.
The final step you should take is to set up a consultation with an attorney at Compass Law Partners. During that consultation, you will discuss the options available and the potential of successfully recovering some or all the lost funds. While these types of recovery are difficult, they are not impossible.