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Business Email Compromise; How to Prevent and Respond
April 15, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY: BLACKBIRD SECURITY
Eric Adams of the U.S. Secret Service will discuss the process of Business Email Compromise from who is targeted, how individuals and businesses become victims and what can be done if you are a victim. He will also discuss the United States Secret Service function within this process.
Business Email Compromise is a sophisticated fraud scheme targeting businesses and individuals who regularly work with other parties to perform wire transfer payments. The scam is carried out by compromising legitimate business or personal e-mail accounts through social engineering, or computer intrusion techniques. Once compromised, a fraudulent email is sent directing victims to unknowingly conduct an unauthorized transfers of funds.
Eric Adams began his career with the United States Secret Service (USSS) in 2002. His first posting with the USSS was as a Special Agent in the Miami Field Office where he performed financial crime investigations, involving counterfeit U.S. currency, credit card fraud, and identity theft. He was subsequently assigned to the Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force where he conducted undercover child exploitation investigations resulting in numerous arrests and convictions of online child predators.
In 2010, Mr. Adams was transferred to Washington, DC where he was assigned to the protective detail for the Secretary of Homeland Security.
In 2011, Mr. Adams was assigned to the Presidential Protective Division where he provided protection to President Obama and his family, and subsequently to President Trump and his family. While serving on the President’s protective detail, he was promoted to a supervisory position on the Presidential Detail.
In 2019, Mr. Adams was selected to serve as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Secret Service’s Vancouver Resident Office based out of the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver, BC. In this position, he facilitates investigative and protective activities between the U.S. Secret Service and Canadian law enforcement agencies, as well as acts as the liaison with Canadian financial institutions and other partners.