REPORT: State Agency Mistakenly Wires $93K To Cyberscammer

BY TEAM DML / JUNE 12, 2018 /

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center mistakenly wired $93,679 in public funds to a criminal’s bank account, according to a new report by the state auditor.

The quasi-state agency is yet another victim of a sophisticated cyber scam highlighted in a WBZ I-Team story in May.

The article goes on to state the following:

The scheme is responsible for $5 billion in losses globally and targets everyone from big businesses to individual homeowners. As the I-Team previously reported, the Town of Brookline nearly lost taxpayer money to the scam last year.

According to the audit by State Auditor Suzanne Bump, leaders at the MassCEC were slow to report the fraudulent transfer to law enforcement and their board of directors. As a result, the agency only recovered $25,261 in stolen funds.

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1 Comment

  1. Kimberly Sweeney June 12th, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Lol ….liberals for ya

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