SSAIB Firms Targets of Coronavirus Scam Email

SSAIB Firms Targets of Coronavirus Scam Email

SSAIB want to make all of our registered firms aware of a COVID-19 scam email that has been reported to us, to ensure the online safety and security of all SSAIB-registered firms is not compromised at this time.

Within the email – entitled Coronavirus Financial Support for Members - firms are encouraged to view information/documents PDFs that have supposedly been sent via a Dropbox folder. However, this email has not been sent by ourselves – the email address is listed as dwb.exec.arch@btinternet.com - so we want to make it clear that firms should report this email as a scam and, under no circumstances, should it be opened or have any links clicked on within it.


Scammers are using the coronavirus pandemic as a way to prey on people’s worries and insecurities during these uncertain times, so SSAIB implore you all to be vigilant online and report any suspect emails as spam to your email provider. Should any more emails claiming to be from SSAIB end up in your inbox and you’re unsure as to whether it is genuine or not, please contact us at 0191 296 3242 to check its authenticity.