Have you ever fallen for one of those email scams? That’s okay. Evidently even tech giants like Facebook and Google can be duped.
According to Indictment, the scheme was implemented from (at least) 2013 – 2015. Allegedly, the one committing fraud had registered/incorporated a company in Latvia that “bore the same name as an Asian-based computer hardware manufacturer” that both Google and Facebook did business with. He made his emails appear to be from the Asian supplier in order to trick the tech giants into making payments into his bank accounts.
According to what a company spokesperson had told Fortune, “Facebook recovered the bulk of the funds shortly after the incident and has been cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation.”
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