It’s Monday morning. You arrive at work bright and early, ready to tackle the day. When you log in to your email, you see a message from your boss marked urgent, and asking you to initiate a wire transfer of $100,000 to cover some consulting fees. Wanting to impress your boss, you do as you’re asked — only to find out a few hours later that your boss never sent the email, and your company is now out $100,000.
Congratulations. You’re now the victim of a whaling scam.