The risks for any company using computer software, websites, or Internet connection continue to grow as the underworld of cybercrime continues to evolve. Recent years have shown how advanced the techniques of hackers and cyber-thieves have become as they infiltrate the private financial data of online users. The first cases of phishing scams were easy to spot, but now, according to, spear-phishing and social engineering have become sophisticated but destructive tricks.

What is Deception?

With a cyber deception insurance policy, coverage is extended to the situations where there has been an intentional misleading of an individual or company through dishonest misrepresentation of facts either contained or conveyed through electronic communications. If the party acts accordingly, believing the information to be genuine, there could be considerable financial loss once the error is discovered.

What Does It Look Like?

One of the most common ploys within these areas is a bogus request for an immediate invoice payment from an impersonated CEO of either a vendor or client. Employees don’t often verify information coming from such an authoritative position, but it can prove disastrous. An insurance policy addressing this area helps replace the lost funds. It is essential to look at the wording of your insurance policy, as some claims are denied when filed under a fund’s transferred fraud. There may also be a Voluntary Parting Exclusions which keeps a claim from being covered.