Email Forensics & Investigation
Digitpol's Email Fraud Investigation Team are certified digital forensic experts and fraud examiners and can assist to all cases related to Email Scams and Fraud. Digitpol can examine emails in PST format or any raw email format to determine the senders IP address, email server used and metadata to investigate and undercover fraud.
Email fraud investigation is the collection and forensic investigation of evidence into email hacking, phishing attacks, tracing and recovery of stolen funds. Email Fraud is the intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual through email. Almost as soon as email became widely used, it began to be used as a means to defraud people. Email fraud can take the form of a "con game" or scam. Investigating email fraud reaches to all aspect of cyber crime from recovery of funds transferred to a fraudsters bank account to a forensic examination to determine how fraudsters hacked into email accounts.
Email fraud, scams, phishing attacks happens in most cases when cyber criminals find ways to hack into the email servers or accounts of small and medium companies, often targeting those with business in Asia countries. Cyber criminals gain access to email accounts and search through email accounts looking for sensitive information such as outstanding, unpaid invoices or data relating to financial transactions and business between supplier, vendor and clients. When cyber criminals identify a sale or a due invoice, the fraudsters then send various fictitious emails from the hacked email account or an email address replicated to the original purporting to be in charge of the sale or due invoice to be paid, the fraudster is then asking for transfers of funds into a nominated bank account, usually giving an excuse that there is a problem at the bank and an alternative account needs to be used. It is common that the nominated account is in the same name as the company name or with a very slight change such as an extra letter. It is common the bank account to be in the same city as the victim or client.