agents National Police stoped elche to the alleged author Online fraud offense of 24,200 euros to a company in Madrid by online method known as “man in the middle”, pretending to be a law firm that needs to collect that amount. As reported by police sources this Sunday, the Madrid company filed a complaint with a Police Station in the Spanish capital, explaining that they were the victims of a 24,200-euro scam. aiming to pay an invoice for legal advisory services for the processing of a civil bankruptcy case.
Thus, the consultation sent by e-mail, the invoice for the services provided, is the amount specified. but this this email did not reach the affected company recipientbut probably caught by the detaineeswho had previously hacked email account legal advice. Detaining that this is a payment request, the prisoner Changed the bank details from which the payment will be madehe was the owner, replacing his bank account number with another, as the investigation later revealed.
He then sent the mail to the alleged scammed merchant. He entered, believing that he made the sum of the bill to his legal counsel in three different transfers.. But this did not take any amount, so contacted the company. The same sources explain that they discovered the fraudulent operation at that time.
As with most such crimes, the alleged perpetrator is not in the same city, but rather operated from Elchewhere the investigation revealed that he was habitually residing and finally where he was. found and arrested Thanks to subsequent cooperation efforts by Investigation Group of the Judicial Police Brigade of the Elche Police Station. those arrested, 65 years old, Colombian national, no previous historys was released after being taken to safety, remaining waiting to appear in court.
Online scams known as “man in the middle” consist of: scammers access email accounts to monitor your communications and so select their victims, usually an email where a provider sends a payment invoice to the victim. They modify the document appropriately to become the borrowerthey transfer to the fake account without suspecting that they are the victim of a scam, making very subtle changes so that the victims do not detect the fraud and do not give credibility to the received e-mail.
The National Police who know these forms of crime Advises email users from companies of any industry or financial volume to be wary of any variation done in emails that include invoices, payments, or recipients’ names. They remember that this could be a fraudulent claim and recommend checking all data by other means possible, such as by calling the billing person.