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Puerto Rico’s government loses $2.6 million to email phishing scam

Puerto Rico’s government loses $2.6 million to email phishing scam

A senior official from Puerto Rico reported that the government of Puerto Rico lost nearly $2.6 million after it fell prey to an email phishing scam. Ruben Rivera, the Finance Director of the Industrial Development Company of the island filed a complaint to the police on Wednesday and said that the agency had sent the money to a fraudulent account.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 8 months

Hello im a Nigerian prince imprisoned in the UK because their government are white racist who arrested me just because I was trying to kidnap a women so I could make her my queen, please wire me 2.6m dollars and once I get back to my home country I will wire you 4trillion dollars so you can become your own independent nation free from the tyranny of Orange man. Puerto Rico: Sounds Legit [Wires money]

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 8 months

Leaked content of the email: “Do YOU think ORANGE MAN is BAD?!?!? Do YOUR part by responding to this message with your credit card number, the expiration date, and those the funny little numbers on the back! Thanks! P.S. be sure to murder another 4,000 of your own people too, so you can blame that on trump again.

Based Haole
Based Haole 8 months

I can't believe Trump's done this...

That's Kinda Mean
That's Kinda Mean 8 months


Moogle Joestar
Moogle Joestar 8 months


Judi Em
Judi Em 8 months

Geez that's not chump change to them. It'll be interesting to learn how the scam played out. That's one smart Nigerian Prince.

bobby_5150 8 months

Maybe they can recoup their losses by selling all of those relief supplies that they never distributed.

david dindu
david dindu 8 months

if only our government can do this to pr to make some money back

Jen From Twitter
Jen From Twitter 8 months

Theyre Americans too so we all lost monies. This headline is racist and tries to make it sound like only a PR issue when it effects all of us as Americans.

space ghost
space ghost 8 months

Sounds like fraud I’m sure some high ranking officials will step down and disappear soon.

Joo Radley
Joo Radley 8 months

"lost" --yeah right. makes it harder to send that money now. this is more or less the same reason so much of our foreign aid is dubious. so much seems to get "lost" 🙄

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