Fraud victim contracting company – 52.780 euros were withdrawn
How they extracted more than 52 thousand euros from a company
A contracting company based in Limassol, is the victim of a new online fraud and extortion of 52.780 euros.
As reported yesterday to TAE Limassol, after electronic communication with a supplier company based in Nicosia, it was agreed to buy building materials worth 52.780 euros and to pay the amount to a bank account of a Cypriot bank.
However, the complaining company received an email, which appeared to be from the supplier company, giving new instructions to pay the amount into an account in England.
On September 14, the contracting company proceeded to transfer the amount to the account indicated to it, while in the following days it found that it was a victim of fraud, since the supplier company does not maintain the specific account abroad and had not sent an electronic message with new instructions.
The case is being examined by the Financial Crimes Investigation Office of the TAE Limassol.