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BEC Taxonomy: Gift Carding

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Last Time in the BEC Taxonomy Series…  

Proofpoint researchers in the fifth of the Business Email Compromise (BEC) taxonomy series explored the lures and tasks theme from the Email Fraud Taxonomy framework (Figure 1). Lure and task email fraud with their quick request nature can serve as a gateway to other themes in the taxonomy, including the one we will be exploring here. That theme is gift carding. Vying for a top spot among lures and tasks, invoice fraud, and payroll redirects, gift carding is one of the most prolific email fraud themes seen by Proofpoint researchers.