Estonian bank account linked to 100-million-dollar scam in United States

  • 2016-04-20
  • BNS/TBT Staff
TALLINN - An unidentified American company was defrauded last year out of nearly 100 million dollars by individuals who created a fake email address in order to pose as one of its legitimate vendors and transfering the proceeds to at least 20 bank accounts around the world, including Estonia. The details of the scheme came as the US government filed a civil forfeiture lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan seeking to recover about 25 million dollars in proceeds derived from the fraud held in at least 20 bank accounts around the world. Nearly 74 million dollars has been recovered and...
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