Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
It has been reported that recently there has been a rapid increase in the number of suspicious emails sent from email addresses disguised to look like legitimate emails from financial institutions. These fraudulent emails often contain an attachment file or link that directs recipients to websites where they are asked to provide confidential, personal and financial information.
JBIC has been notified of suspicious emails from someone posing as JBIC's staff with subject lines that read "Japan Bank for International Cooperation" or "JBIC". These fraudulent emails ask recipients to transfer money to particular accounts or make withdrawals from their bank accounts, or enter personal information, account numbers and passwords on websites that look like legitimate ones, claiming that JBIC needs such information to send money to their bank accounts. We never ask individuals, corporations and organizations that we do not have business with, by means of telephone, email or visit, to transfer money to our account, make withdrawals from their accounts, or to provide financial information such as account numbers and PIN. We never take custody of the cash or bank cards of our clients and non-clients in any form for any time frame. Furthermore, we never ask individuals, corporations and organizations that we do not have business with to enter their information on a particular website by directing them to click on a link or attachment file in an email message.
If you receive any emails that are suspicious, from unknown sources, or that contain information you do not recognize, we ask that you delete them immediately without replying, forwarding, or opening a link or attachment file. If you reply to such emails, you might be involved in crimes such as fraud and extortion. Additionally, if you open an attachment file or link contained in such emails, your computer might be infected with malware or viruses, or your personal information might be stolen. We advise that you be fully alert to suspicious emails, especially those from senders posing as JBIC's staff or sources you do not know or trust.