Skip to content
bs-intro-img-bg
Solution

Executive Impersonations and Fake Accounts

Protect Your Brand, Employees, and Customers from Fictitious Executive Accounts

home-intro-thumb
Improve Your online security

Automatically Weed Through the Malicious Accounts & Protect Your Employee PII Data

Social media has become a business tool for executives but is often subject to phishing scams for financial gain.

Hackers also target potential employees with fake recruitment campaigns, including fraudulent job posts and interview processes that damage your legitimate brand reputation; whatever it takes to get PII.

Businesses need a trusted tool to identify instances of executive impersonation scams and remove threats before reputational and financial damage is done.

Discover a solution that works with your business to automatically scan for executive impersonation accounts, and remove threats before damage is done.

Trusted technology

Maintain Control of Executive Profiles With the Right Technology

Bolster’s Executive Impersonation technology highlights efficiency for your business. With industry-leading machine learning technology and language learning AI to work directly with social media platforms, our platform identifies threats and requests takedowns without any effort from your business.

bs-flashcircle-white

Works fast

Analyzes accounts with a human eye, but machine-level speed.

bs-intelligent-white

Intelligent

Detects misuse of your executive’s details even if specific names or images aren’t used.

bs-decipher-white

Easy to decipher

Provides your team with images of what we see, giving detailed access to threat types.

bs-leaves-gaps-white

Leaves no gaps

Detect activity on over 18+ popular social media channels including Telegram

bs-screen
intro bg
The best in your corner

Our Numbers Speak For Themselves

Increase authorization rates, optimize your checkout conversion, and offer local payment methods in every market.

99.999% Accuracy

High Accuracy Rates: Our detection technology is accurate in 99.999% of cases

60 Seconds

Industry-leading Takedown Speed: Requests automated takedown from social media platform within 60 seconds of detection

98% Takedowns

Successful Takedowns Your Team Can Rely on: We've taken down 98% of executive impersonations ever detected

278% ROI

Proven to be Worth the Investment: 278% ROI on your platform spend when you combat digital risks with us.
bs-intro-img-bg
Explore more

Guides and Resources

Bolster your digital risk protection program and learn more about industry trends and managing threats.

A Product That Works for You

Implement the Technology that Works With You, Customized to Your Business Needs

bs-detect-purple

Detect executive impersonations across the board

We detect fraud, misuses of your brand, and executive team content across 12+ social media channels, including Telegram, LinkedIn, and more.
bs-leave-purple-a

Leave the takedowns to us

Don’t spend valuable time fighting with social media sites to get a fake account taken down. Leave the work to us.
bs-24support-purple

Dedicated support team

With easy-to-integrate technology and a support team in your corner from detection throughout the post-malicious stage, you can start fighting impersonations instantly.
bloster-product
See Program Improvements

The Benefits of Using Bolster’s Executive Impersonation Technology

Increase authorization rates, optimize your checkout conversion, and offer local payment methods in every market.

bs-trade

Strengthen your toolbox without breaking the bank

Bolster can fit seamlessly into your digital risk protection program, working alongside other tools, or as the sole threat detection software. Our impersonation detection capabilities take the pressure off your internal team, freeing up manpower resources.

bs-protect

Protect your brand’s reputation

Reacting to events after they happen isn’t enough; your business must proactively prevent fake online accounts and malicious interactions. Promote your status as a trusted business partner by ensuring all uses of your brand online are legitimate.

bs-protect-data

Protect employee data and security

With the right monitoring technology tools on your side, your employee data and company credentials will only be accessed by those meant to see them. Maintain top talent when you effectively defend against impersonation scams.

bs-timer

Reducing manual hours for your team

Using continuous monitoring technology to prevent time-consuming investigations, damage control, and potential legal or regulatory repercussions. With Bolster’s ongoing eyes, your team can focus their work hours on other priorities.

Customer Story

Our Customers Use Bolster to Protect Against Impersonation Attacks

Learn more about how Bolster is protecting customers from impersonations and fake accounts

booking
bs-booking-a
Bolster is one of the few security products where we get immediate visibility of counterfeit websites and more importantly, immediate response for takedowns. Their reporting and customer support are simply the best!
booking
bs-madein-a
This product pays for itself. It was honestly the easiest and quickest renewal that I had this year because when you put pen to paper on Bolster’s ROI, it’s just a no brainer.
booking
bs-covanta
Bolster is very good. Domain security is a real thing and with Bolster, it definitely opened our eyes to anything that comes up. Now we know how much the attackers can do with certain information and simply track registered domains mimicking our brand.
booking
bs-uber-logo
I really like how Bolster uses their image recognition to detect phishing sites. They are amazing at surfacing threat intelligence, so that we can prioritize threats and take the right corrective action. On top of the technology, they offer a great customer support experience.
booking
bs-dropbox-a
My favorite thing about Bolster - I don't have to do a thing. No diverted employee time; no new hires; no setup; no admin. Plus there's full visibility into results and impact.

Ready to get started?

Explore what Bolster can do for you with a custom demo for your online business to understand existing online threats and how Bolster can take them down. Contact our sales team for pricing and packages today.

24-support

Get 24/7 Support

Our global team of highly skilled SOC experts work around the clock to provide high-quality assistance.
integration

Start Your Integration

Self-guided documentation gives you step-by-step support to quick integrations or issue resolution.
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

An executive impersonation attack often involves the impersonator using social engineering tactics to trick the victim (usually company employees, customers, or partners) into divulging sensitive information or carrying out unauthorized actions. These tactics may include masquerading as a high-level executive through a fake email address or social media account, sending urgent or unexpected requests that require the victim to respond quickly, or using intimidation or other forms of pressure to compel the victim to comply with their requests.

By impersonating an executive, attackers can gain access to sensitive information, authorize fraudulent transactions, or compromise company systems in a variety of ways.

An executive impersonation attack often involves the impersonator using social engineering tactics to trick the victim (usually company employees, customers, or partners) into divulging sensitive information or carrying out unauthorized actions. These tactics may include masquerading as a high-level executive through a fake email address or social media account, sending urgent or unexpected requests that require the victim to respond quickly, or using intimidation or other forms of pressure to compel the victim to comply with their requests.

By impersonating an executive, attackers can gain access to sensitive information, authorize fraudulent transactions, or compromise company systems in a variety of ways.

Executive impersonation refers to the act of pretending to be a high-ranking executive of a company or organization in order to deceive others. This can involve using the executive’s name, email address, pictures, or even creating fake social media accounts to carry out phishing or fraudulent activities.

Businesses can prevent executive impersonation attacks in many ways, including by implementing multi-factor authentication, educating employees about the tactics used by attackers, establishing clear company policies for handling sensitive information, monitoring company accounts and systems for suspicious activity, and using email authentication protocols to prevent email spoofing. These measures can help protect businesses from the potential consequences of executive impersonation attacks.

Fake accounts can be created in various ways, including the use of stolen personal information, automated bots, or social engineering techniques. Attackers may gather personal details from data breaches, social media platforms, or other sources and use this information to create realistic-looking profiles. They also might use a person’s publicly available information, like their name and image, to create an account mimicking them,

Automated bots can also be used to generate a large number of fake accounts quickly.

Additionally, attackers may employ social engineering tactics, such as phishing emails or deceptive websites, to trick individuals into providing their personal information, which can then be used to create fake accounts.

Preventing the creation of fake accounts can be challenging, but there are some measures that organizations can take to reduce the risk of executive impersonation attacks.

DRPS scans the entire internet to protect your company’s identity as you grow and become an ever-more-tempting target for attackers.

One crucial step is to implement multi-factor authentication, which can help prevent attackers from gaining access to sensitive information or systems even if they have obtained login credentials. Additionally, security teams can educate executives and other employees about how attackers use social engineering tactics to impersonate them and provide them with clear company policies for handling sensitive information.

Finally, monitoring or flagging for suspicious activity on company accounts and systems can help detect and prevent fake accounts from being successfully created or used in an attack.

Using technology to combat executive impersonation attacks is a crucial aspect of protecting executives. Implementing advanced email security solutions, such as email authentication protocols like DMARC, SPF, and DKIM, can help verify the authenticity of incoming emails and prevent spoofing or phishing attempts.

In addition, employing email filtering and spam detection systems can help identify and block suspicious or malicious emails.

Advanced threat detection technology like Bolster, as well as security awareness training for executives can also aid in identifying and mitigating potential threats.