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Impostor email threats (also called email fraud and CEO fraud) have hit more than 17,000 companies since the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) began tracking this type of scam in late 2013. These attacks have collectively scammed victims out of more than $2.3 billion globally. Many messages will be quickly recognized by recipients as phishing and discarded. But the small few that succeed can yield millions of dollars in fraudulent transfers.