The FBI and the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) are warning of a spam email campaign known as the Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) that has resulted in the global victim dollar loss of $215 million so far.
The IC3 alert, which was issued on Jan. 22, provides statistics on the impact of the BEC campaign for the period of Oct. 1, 2013, to Dec. 1, 2014. During that period, the IC3 received complaints about BEC from 45 countries, with a combined victim count of 2,126. In the United States alone, the IC3 said there were 1,198 victims.
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Number of Confirmed Cases Reported: 3