The police are investigating a case on Estonia’s large western island of Hiiumaa that saw a fraudster intervene in the communication of two companies and swindle them out of over 12,000 euros.
On Dec. 18, police were informed that a company sought to order portholes from a manufacturer based in the United Kingdom, but an unknown person infiltrated the email correspondence between the entrepreneur and the manufacturer.
The scammer created a seemingly legitimate email exchange between the parties, writing to both and presenting a bank account number for payment of the goods, which in reality did not belong to the manufacturer.
The Estonian company suffered a loss of 12,652 euros
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