Carole Gratzmuller, boss of French firm Etna Industrie
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How one firm nearly lost €500,000 through an email scam

Imagine you receive an email from the boss asking you to make a confidential money transfer. You have to do it quickly because it's for a time-sensitive deal.

Would you stop to question the procedure or simply follow orders?

Welcome to the world of so-called CEO fraud - also known as business email compromise - which is costing firms around the world millions.

BBC World Service's Marie Keyworth went to Paris to talk to one company that nearly lost €500,000 (£372,000; $542,000) after falling victim to the scam.

  • 08 Jan 2016
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