Stamford police warn of money scam after resident loses $400K

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

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2023, 9:24 PM

Updated 436 days ago

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Stamford police are warning about a new money scam.
They say a resident was tricked into wiring more than $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 recovered the money and returned it to the victim's account.


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