Threat Management, Malware, Phishing

Virginia State Police recoup $300K stolen in BEC scam

The Virginia State Police were able to recover just over half of the $600,000 that was stolen from Spotsylvania County in a business email compromise scheme.

The state police, working with other in and out-of-state law enforcement agencies were able to track down deposits made in multiple banks, reported. The $347,000 recovered will be returned to the district this week and the investigation is continuing. No arrests have been made.

The incident took place two weeks ago when a fake invoice was sent to the school district requesting payment for a new turf field installed at Courtland High School. District officials were fooled and sent a partial payment for the $1.2 million job, but it did not go to the company that performed the work reported.

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