Who to contact if an agent believes they have been compromised - FBI Local Field Office Locations: www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field.
There are three practices we would recommend all agents follow to protect against business email compromise:
- Only use email that provides two factor authenication and make sure it is enabled
- Never wire funds based upon the content of an email. Always assume email has been hacked and validate all information over the phone
- If you suspect a wire or check was sent fraudulently, contact the bank immediately. Do not hesitate to respond
- It is recommended to never allow wire instructions via email...phone only and CONFIRM even by phone.
More information available at: www.ic3.gov