You receive an email at work from a more senior colleague who you know quite well.
They tell you to make a large, unexpected payment immediately.
You are surprised by the tone of the email as this colleague is usually more friendly.
The answer was C
This is an example of a spoof payment request. Fraudsters can send emails that appear to come from someone else they know works with you. These emails are usually very direct and are often made to look like they have been sent from an iPhone or Blackberry. If you receive an unexpected email of this nature, check with the colleague who is supposed to have sent it.
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