Alert - Scam / identity theft
Sopra Steria Group has been informed of fraud and scam attempts in Europe that employ various methods to impersonate the company.
In some of these scams, fraudsters attempt to open customer accounts with suppliers and service providers or place orders by posing as Sopra Steria Group, especially by using email addresses such as "soprasteriafrance.eu" or "sopra-steriasa.com", fake wire transfer orders, and websites (www.soprasteriafrance.fr or www.sopra-steriasa.com) that redirect to the official Sopra Steria Group website in a technique known as framing. These acts have been reported to the French authorities.
Sopra Steria Group only lists its suppliers in accordance with strict, rigorous procedures and does not canvass them.
Other scams use letters to inform the recipient that Sopra Steria Group's bank account has changed. This account is false.
These letters are sent via the postal service or email from Sopra Steria Group and are signed by a Sopra Steria Group employee such as the Financial Director, Mr Vincent Paris, etc. They feature Sopra Steria's legal name, trade mark and logo, making it seem like the letters were written by Sopra Steria Group.
These letters also include:
- a fraudulent KBIS (for example, for the fictional company "Sopra Steria Group Divine Hero SP.Z O.O."),
- false account identification information certified as a true copy of the original for the following fictional company (as an example): "BENEFICIARY: DIVINE HERO SP.Z O.O. / BANK: BPHSA, Centrum Rozliczeniowe, Gdańsk ul.płk.Jana, Pałubickiego, Poland / IBAN: PL25 1060 0076 0000 3300 0083 2272 / SWIFT: BPHKPLPK"),
- a reference to a customer contract number, which might belong to you.
The goal is to make Sopra Steria Group customers believe that Sopra Steria has outsourced some of its accounting services to Poland and to ask customers to settle all future invoices by wiring money to a bank account in Poland. These letters also ask customers to send their wire transfer confirmation emails to new email addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have been contacted in the past or if you are contacted by email (from addresses using domain names that are similar to @soprasteriafrance.eu, soprasteria-france.com, etc.), telephone or even through direct canvassing by individuals wishing to order equipment or services, open a customer account in the name of Sopra Steria Group or one of its subsidiaries or modify your bank account information, please contact us immediately by telephone on: +33 (0)1 40 67 29 09 / +33 (0)1 40 67 29 29 or by email at email@example.com.