VPN-enabled advance fee fraud
jay at west.net
Mon Mar 21 17:25:17 UTC 2022
On 3/19/22 21:23, Andrew G. Watters wrote:
> Nutshell version: a group of criminals who appear to be in Mexico have
> created an entire fake law firm and deal flow in the U.S., with
> Photoshopped notary seals and wire instructions. They reportedly use
> ExpressVPN-- the owner of the IP block used by the suspects states that
> it leased the IP block to ExpressVPN under a Letter of Authorization.
> The suspects make money by causing victims to wire advance fees to
> Mexico as part of selling their timeshares, and possibly other
> transactions. My client has lost $70k or so thus far.
At $70K losses I'd recommend getting law enforcement involved rather
than trying to solve this DIY. There are likely other victims.
Jay Hennigan - jay at west.net
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