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Article: Can a big company, Aker Kvaerner, be fraud-attacked by scammers?
Short Answer: Yes, it can. But there are ways to fight back. And Oil Offshore Marine is always on alert.
Long Answer: What follows is a case-study on how internet scammers try to fraud a company (name, trademarks, copyright, brand, credibility) by using, well… the same company’s internet domain name.
If you pay a visit to www.akerkvaerner.com (and if you don’t already know who Aker Kvaerner is) you will see a nicely designed website, good layout, lots of content and information, and thus credibility.
Let’s say you get an email from email@example.com [or from firstname.lastname@example.org]. You have every reason to trust the email (from email@example.com) was indeed sent by someone at Aker Kvaerner, right? You also have every reason to trust the email (from firstname.lastname@example.org) comes from someone having access to this email address, thus it must be a person employed by Aker Kvaerner, right?