Police: Stamford resident tricked into wiring over $400K in email scam

Police say a resident was tricked into wiring over $400,000 to a fake email account after attempting to purchase a home in Fairfield County.

News 12 Staff

Mar 19, 2023, 11:46 AM

Updated 463 days ago

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Stamford police are warning the public about a local money scam. 
They say a resident was tricked into wiring over $400,000 to a fake email account after attempting to purchase a home in Fairfield County. 
This scam is often referred to as a business email compromise. 
The FBI was able to recover and return the money to the victim’s account.


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