From time to time, but with increasing frequency, we will receive very general and vague inquiries as the following. I am dismissing them as illegitimate after not being able to find corroborating information, however, I guess because I don't think like a criminal, I can't understand what exactly this scheme is as they only ask for our tax ID. Anyone have any insight or experience to share? I would like to take the opportunity to educate my staff on what to be on the lookout for. Thanks!
Example of message:
Wire Transfer Information RequestHi,the family of Richard Veng would love to donate to yourOrganization, kindly provide me with your wire transfer information assoon as possible.PS: Kindly send your company TAX ID number for tax purposes.ThanksRichard....
Lisa M. Johnson
Manager, Development Services
The Valley Hospital Foundation