France

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  • Service: Corporate
  • Date: 13/12/2013

Alert on "Impersonation Fraud" 

We have been informed that individuals masquerading as KPMG professionals have been contacting companies and urgently requesting sensitive information, in some cases in a threatening tone.
The most recent cases brought to our attention concern customer invoice information. The fraudsters purportedly "inform" those contacted of a change in bank details, in order to divert payment to themselves.

We urge you to exercise the utmost caution and alert all your personnel with access to sensitive information (accounts, cash, bank contacts or contracts, payroll, computer passwords, supplier/customer databases), as the fraudsters’ modus operandi varies.

Please note that KPMG’s bank details have not changed.

For your own protection, we recommend that you only send documents to your usual contacts. If in doubt, do not hesitate to call your contacts at the usual KPMG numbers to ensure that the requests or questions you receive are genuine.

The format of KPMG professionals’ e-mail addresses are always as follows: [first name][last name]@kpmg.fr or [last name][first name]@kpmg.fr. Often, the e-mail addresses used by fraudsters look similar, but contain an additional word, such as "audit". However, we cannot rule out the possibility of the fraudsters creating e-mail addresses that look identical to the real ones.

Please inform us if you have been the target of any fraud attempts involving KPMG identity theft or impersonation. Since this type of crime is increasingly common, we systematically report it to the Public Prosecutor in order to help eradicate the issue.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information by email : FR-FM-Information@kpmg.fr
 

Alert on "Executive Impersonation Fraud"

We would like to draw your attention to a wave of identity fraud recently perpetrated against numerous companies in the last 24 months.