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10th October 2018

Garda National Economic Crime Bureau Presentation on Invoice Fraud on October 16th

Ennis Chamber will host a presentation on Invoice Fraud by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, on Tuesday October 16 @ 6.15 pm, at the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis.

All business owners, finance decision makers and acounts staff from across County Clare are welcome to attend what promises to be an important and informative presentation.

The online scam – known as ‘Invoice Redirect Fraud’ – has cost Irish companies both big and small hundreds of thousands of euro in recent months.

Clare Gardaí have arranged for Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) to make a presentation to highlight the problem directly to business audiences in Co. Clare. The Bureau’s presentation will focus on alerting business owners and their accounts staff to the workings of this scam to help them identify when they are being targeted before it is too late.

Typically, criminals send emails to businesses purporting to be one of their legitimate suppliers with the supplier’s new bank account details and a request to change the account to one that will ultimately benefit the criminals. These requests can also come by way of letter or phone call.

Over the past year high profile organisations including Dublin Zoo and Meath County Council made very substantial losses when duped by this invoice re-direct scam.

At the Ennis talk, Gardaí will advise businesses on best practice measures to help avoid falling foul of this type of criminal fraud.

It’s FREE to attend this event and all are welcome, but booking is required on: info@ennischamber.ie

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