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Lazio Football Club falls for €2m Email Scam

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Lazio Football Club fall for €2m Email Scam - BellaNaijaItalian football club Lazio were tricked by fraudsters through an email scam into paying €2 million, Punch reports.

The payment was reportedly the final instalment for the transfer of 26-year-old Stefan de Vrij from Dutch club Feyenoord.

Lazio had received a mail from scammers who were aware of the transfer deal between the two clubs.

The fraudsters had sent an account number into which the sum of €2 million was paid. But things quickly became clear after Feyenoord said they hadn’t received the money, and had no knowledge of the mail.

Prosecutors are said to be looking into the case, and have traced the money into a bank account not belonging to Feyenoord.

6 Comments

  1. tunmi

    March 28, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    please don’t be nigerians, please don’t be nigerians….

    • Aguata

      March 29, 2018 at 12:51 am

      Lol sadly I think it’s Nigerian 100% that type of scamming it’s only Nigerians that pull it off.

    • CrazyWorld

      March 29, 2018 at 8:03 am

      They are Nigerians 100%. Only Nigerians do this and it’s called business email compromise. This is what people like Mompha live for. Mompha will supply bank account to recieve the money and quickly cash out and disappear.

  2. emmy birth

    March 28, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Kai tales of Nigerian Internet fraudsters story.

  3. ijebujesha

    March 29, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Lol. Sadly, we all know there is a 99.999% chance that the perpetrators are Nigerians. I pray they get caught soon.

  4. Andrew

    March 29, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Why una dey hate? Is it ur money.. wire wire

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