Builders targeted by hackers

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Clients have discovered they have paid a criminal fraudster instead of the builder

According to some reports, the construction industry is the victim of a hacking fraud based in West Africa,which can enable the fraudsters to access email accounts and sensitive data.

Building companies are getting hacked by unscrupulous gangs trying to get hold of their financial and email information. This is not a new scheme or scam, the targets are.

It originated with the “solicitor fraud”, where criminals intercepted emails between property buyers and conveyancers, then diverting important sums of money to their accounts. For payments by bank transfer the banks offer no protection.

The hackers are getting better at it and their English language has improved considerably, it is more convincing, which could suggest a connection to the huge Indian IT industry. Sometimes,the fraudsters will even attach real architectural drawings, a London or UK address and a phone number to the emails sent to building firms in order to be even more convincing.

It starts  with them getting hold of a legitimate email address in order to get credibility. Most times, the recipients are asked to download a file with Plans, Drawings,Specs from a website that was set up beforehand.

Once the builder or the building company downloads the so called Building Plans, a phishing software is installed on the computers allowing the hackers to monitor emails, passwords and other data.

There were cases last year when the scammers have taken over a building company email account and impersonated them by asking clients to make payments for the ongoing jobs to a new bank account.

Examples of a scam email :

Subject: Builder Needed Urgently.
Good day,
Am in need of a professional to handle the building of our home and an extension on one of other properties. We are currently engaged with structural engineers and building regulations consultants, along with our architects, to complete a full specification package for the build project that is to undergo complete rebuild we still have till next year to get it done but we will need a professional to take a look

Are you interested in pricing and having a look at the plan so as to forward on your response as well as arrange site visit to go through the cost rate of your supply, look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks,

Michael Rutherford

We are in the process of obtaining quotes for some building work we would like to have carried out.

We would like to change the position of quite a number of things has there are other bits of work that will also need doing,

Please could you advise if you are able to offer a quote for our carpentry/joinery & scaffolding works and what you require to be able to provide it,
Kindly get back to me with more information, so I could forward our plans and more details to you, look forward to your reply.

Many thanks
Watson Builders
Steve Pearce

Extension Project

Hello ,
I was referred by a friend you previously worked for. I am looking for a quote for a Extension work on my building

Please view project attached initial plans and elevation drawings for the Project.

I would appreciate if you could get back to me soon.
Regards

Have a great day!

Have a great day!

Sharesz T. Wilkinson

Building service inquiry

Hi,

We’re looking to carry out some building services at my house and I wanted to get an initial ball-park quote for the work.

Please could you advise if you are able to handle the works and what you require to be able to provide it.

Kindly get back to me so i could forward our detail plans to you.

Many thanks
Jack Reed

Bill Clapton <billclaptonjiv@hotmail.com

I have heard a lot of your good works on your previous building contracts and i would like your company to work for us , its still in the very early stages of planning our new house and i have been investigating alternative building products , we love the sound of your building ethos and would love the opportunity to work with you . Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

Hello,

Am interested in inviting quotes from your firm, it involves repair work / renovations of my home,bathrooms,kitchens and installation of cabinets. I already have drawings sketched by my architect. If interested i could forward drawings so project can proceed anytime soon.

Thanks

Greetings to you,

Am pleased to come across your company and read through your page got me satisfied.
I would be glad to have your expert team to view my new project Design and construction also Interior Designers and let me know the quotes for the specific plan and know what time frame at your availability to handle this project for my family.
please kindly get back to me if your timeline accepts a new project,so that i can send more details

Regards

Hello,
I intend to embark on a construction project and your firm was recommended by HOUZZ, I need an appraisal for this project and an assessment of the plans i have.

 
Depending on your schedule, if you are able to take a new project, please reach back to me. I’ll like to forward you the building  plans for this project for you to provide a quotation.
 
Kind regards
Rob
Hi
I hope this meets you well, i am writing to make an urgent inquiry on a house construction I am about to embark on,i have done my research on several construction firm and I find your company suitable for the project, the time frame will be the second quarter  of this year.
It will be my pleasure to hear from you, so we can discuss  specifics and other vital  information needed. Upon request I will send you a structural design and you can send me a quote.

Kind regards,

Dame Perkins.

Subject: Project Enquiry!!!
Hello,
I came across you online during a search. I am looking for a quote for a Refurbishment Project.  Are you available to complete a building project, your firm was recommended by a client, i would appreciate your participation in the development and completion of the project.
Kind Regards

Quotes Required

Good day,

Am in need of a professional to handle the building of our home and an extension on one of other properties. We were approved planning in June and are currently engaged with structural engineers and building regulations consultants, along with our architects, to complete a full specification package for the build project that is to undergo complete rebuild.

We have finances in place and and are looking to start soonest. We can be flexible on a start date, Are you interested in pricing and having a look at the plan so as to forward on your response as well as arrange site visit to go through the cost rate of your supply, look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,

Frank.

Good day,
Please find below a folder which contains all the information regarding the project and it’s location. The one i sent yesterday was corrupted that is why you could not view the drawings.
blueprint.pdf
I look forward to working with you!
Am sorry for the inconvenience this might have caused you.
Best Regards,
Alex
Please find below a folder which contains all the information regarding the project and it’s location. Go through the blueprint and get back to me with your professional opinion.

I had to attach the files in a dropbox folder because the original file was too large.

BLUEPRINT.doc

I look forward to working with you!

Please Note::: I would be available only during the weekends if you do not mind visiting the property.

Best Regards,

Alex
Sent from iPad

Hi,

My wife and i are interested in a quote for a single storey extension comprising a kitchen extension, shower room, study and porch; we have plans drawn up ready,

Kind Regards,
Alex Townsend (tel: 07723384418)

Sent from iPad

Hello,

I intend to embark on a construction project and your firm was recommended by HOUZZ, I need an appraisal for this project and an assessment of the plans i have.

Depending on your schedule, if you are able to take a new project, please reach back to me. I’ll like to forward you the building plans for this project for you to provide a quotation.

Kind regards

Rob

Subject: Building inquiry!!!

Hi,

I hope this meets you well, i am writing to make an urgent inquiry on a house construction I am about to embark on,i have done my research on several construction firm and I find your company suitable for the project, the time frame will be the second quarter of this year.

It will be my pleasure to hear from you, so we can discuss specifics and other vital information needed. Upon request I will send you a structural design and you can send me a quote.

Kind regards,
Dame Perkins.

Hello,

I came across you online during a search. I am looking for a quote for a Refurbishment Project. Are you available to complete a building project, your firm was recommended by a client, i would appreciate your participation in the development and completion of the project.

Kind Regards

Hi there,

My name is James, my mother, and I are inviting quotes from building contractors and other building professionals to work on our new home we are planning to build

We love your portfolio according to the reviews and comments and we wondering how you work, whether you may have some availability in your schedule as it’s new year season and what kind of budgets are required.

We would very much like you to consider our project. We are seeking to start construction work soon. If this project would be of interest to you.

drawings plan,initial plans and elevation drawings for the Projects are ready if you permit me to send it over for reviews.

We look forward to your prompt reply.

Kind Regards

James Selby

i am  interested in a quote from you,  i am  looking for professional hands to work on my new project . i found your firm competent and reliable enough going by  what i got from  your company website and we would like to consider you for our project .
Please let me know if i could send my requirements over and the plans of what i intend doing.
i will like to start as soon as possible
Kind Regards
Cromack Clive Alen

How are you doing?I was sourcing through the internet and I came across your business website,And i think i will need your company services on a new home consists of four bedroom fully en suite duplex with swimming pool,bar,gym section and lovely gardens.i hope your company are competent and reliable enough to handle the project ..if this service would be of interest to you,please you can contact me by email so i can forward you the plans.

Many Thanks,
Regards,
Martin
Im considering doing a general building renovation, and was wondering if you team would be available to participate in the project..kindly hit me up preferably via email if interested so i could send over plans/sketch of the project..
thanks..
Andrew Ferguson

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3 Comments

  1. Subject: Project inquiry
    Hello
    I and my wife planning of building a NEW HOME. We have viewed your business website and We love your portfolio and wondering how you work,

    whether you may have some availability in your schedule and what kind of budgets are required. We would very much like you to consider our project.
    We are seeking to start construction work soon. If this project would be of interest to you please can you contact me by email so I can send you the project plan.
    Hello
    I and my wife planning of building a NEW HOME. We have viewed your business website and We love your portfolio and wondering how you work,

    whether you may have some availability in your schedule and what kind of budgets are required. We would very much like you to consider our project.
    We are seeking to start construction work soon. If this project would be of interest to you please can you contact me by email so I can send you the project plan.
    My wife and I are interested in a quote from you, we are looking for professional hands to work on our new project .
    We have viewed your company website and we would like to consider you for our project .
    If this project would be of interest to you please can you contact me by email or by phone so I can send you more details of the project .
    We are seeking to start as soon as possible.

    Kind Regards

    Jack Abner
    +447937446914

  2. Hello,Any one here to help me on my on going project here in London.The building is up to the linted level now.I have a new plan to change the second stage level design more of a Terraced House in which i have the plan awaiting verification before any work can be carried out.
    I seek your company opinion on my new design plan,I need more of your professional torch on these building project.
    Kindly confirm your availability for these project as i forward you the new and old design plan for the project.

  3. I have a number of properties in and around Kent that I am currently renovating.
    At this moment in time, I am working on a 5 bedroom detached house which requires both plumbing and heating systems
    I would much appreciate it if you could provide me with a rough estimate and if we could discuss any opportunity for discounts if we were to proceed with your services in the other properties we own and are thinking of renovating shortly.

    Kind Regards
    Aaron Brown

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