Phishing eMail Scam targeted Facbook and Google for $100 Million Dollars.
So how does one scam companies like Facebook and Google out of $100 Million Dollars?
Evaldas Rimasauskas, 50, pleaded guilty last week to wire fraud. The scheme used was to register a fake company whose name was the same as a company which did business with Google and Facebook. Then Phishing emails were sent asking for money to pay fake invoices.
Click on this link to visit the CNBC website to read their new article titled: “How this scammer used phishing emails to steal over $100 million from Google and Facebook”.
The scam was started in 2013. It worked and kept being used. Then in 2017 Evaldas was arrested in Lithuania and was then extradited to the US where he was charged with one count of Wire Fraud. Evaldas also had to forfeit over $49 Million dollars.
Click on this link to visit the Reuters website to read their new article titled: “Lithuanian pleads guilty in U.S. to massive fraud against Google, Facebook”.
One would think that after scamming Millions of Dollars, that Evaldas would have done a quick Google search for countries which do not have an Extradition Treaty with the US. The other question which comes to mind is: When is the amount scammed enough? Why keep doing it till you are caught? I believe such actions are due to someone being afflicted with “Never Enough Disease”.
Video is courtesy of the Fortune Magazine YouTube channel
Click on this link to visit the official US Government Justice.Org website to view the official U.S. v. Evaldas Rimasauskas Indictment. Clicking on the gold colored “U.S. v. Evaldas Rimasauskas Indictment” line will allow you to download a copy of said indictment.
Posted by Vincent Banial