Reading 7 tips to prevent the “different bank accounts” scam, I came across this sentence: (e.g. “the factory got flooded”).
Get to know several English speakers for each supplier
Get their company landline phone numbers (even Skype accounts can be hacked). If something suspicious comes up, you can give a few phone calls and get several people’s versions. This will not only be helpful for payments, but also for other claims (e.g. “the factory got flooded”).
I think there’s a metaphor here, but I cannot get its meaning.
Would you please help me with its explanation?