27 Dec 2018
AP — The email caught the executive at a small company by surprise one morning in 2016.
The company’s owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor.
It wasn’t until that night when the executive, hours after the money had been transferred and still puzzled by the out-of-the-blue demand, texted the owner to make sure he’d heard the request correctly.
The befuddled reply was disheartening: “I just saw your message about a wire transfer today. What is that about?”
It was all part of a fraud scam that targeted companies, schools and nonprofits in Connecticut and elsewhere in the United States and that resulted this month in a 45-month prison sentence for one of the culprits.
Link to AP.
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