The National Anti Fraud Network (NAFN) have alerted the Council to a report of impersonation fraud, where the email account of a Head Teacher has been spoofed. On this occasion, fraudsters used the email address to send an invoice requesting immediate payment (same day). The invoice purported to be from a firm of Solicitors named Megan Jupp and requested payment for professional fees incurred. Open source searches confirm there are no firms or practising Solicitors with that name. The address included on the invoice, 57 Jupp Road, London E15 1AF is a residential property. An image of the email is provided below. Please note the spelling mistakes:

Impersonation Fraud

The Bank details provided by the fraudster are below: 

Bank Name: Cashplus Bank Advanced Payment Solutions 

Name on account: Jean Paul Banza 

Sort Code: 087199 

Account Number: 11541586 

The impersonation fraud was unsuccessful on this occasion and we advise all officers to remain vigilant to prevent losses.