Suspects from South Africa in a enterprise e-mail compromise (BEC) fraud case involving Microsoft have been arrested.
The Hawks labored with United States regulation enforcement to make the arrests. The males allegedly created a pretend enterprise e-mail to purchase 200 laptops at a price of round R4 million. They ordered these from the US with a supply to Pretoria.
“On 28 November, the Hawks received information regarding another consignment of 140 laptops worth approximately R7.9 million which arrived at OR Tambo International Airport,” the South African Police Service (SAPS) mentioned in a press release.
“The investigation team monitored the consignment and pounced on the syndicate members whilst they were offloading the alleged stolen property at a residential premises in Pretoria.”
The Hawks have warned the general public that excessive warning is required round organised crime. As these teams assault unsuspected companies, even these smaller than Microsoft.
“The public must be extraordinarily cautious on the rising menace posed by unscrupulous organised crime networks who are concentrating on companies and unsuspecting people. In current years, BEC fraud scams are rising as a problem and the Hawks is dedicated to work in collaboration with native and worldwide regulation enforcement businesses to detect, fight and reply to this phenomenon,” mentioned The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation National Head, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya.