[LINK] Email Fraud, Very Naive Financial Services Corporation
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Jan 2 09:00:16 EST 2008
Stewart Carter's eCommerce Report 14, 18 of 21 Dec 07
reports on an interesting case in the Vic Supreme Court.
In McGiddy v. Collins House, NMMT and Axa, a bloke is having to sue
to get $700,000 of his super fund back. (No sign of it on AustLII
Collins House received an email in 2005, requesting that the money be
sent to an account in Indonesia. They sent it.
The email was not from the account that McGiddy had given them. It
was from a Yahoo account. And they took no steps to authenticate it
by seeking confirmation from McGiddy through some other channel, such
as, for example, the email-address he'd provided to them.
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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