The Civil Guard is currently carrying out an investigation related to a 45-year-old woman who lives in Malaga. He is charged with the alleged fraud of an amount that exceeds 33,000 euros from a company based in holy cross of Tenerife. According to information provided by the security body, the suspect would have perpetrated a cyber attack addressed to the corporate email address of the aforementioned company.
The start of the investigation it took place as a result of a complaint filed by the owner of the affected company. The complainant alleged that his email account had been compromised, being used to send messages to customers with the request to change the account number to which payments or transfers for the services purchased should be made.
The initial alert came from one of the affected company’s customers, who complained to the owner about problems related to payments. This customer did not understand why he was being asked to pay once more, since he had completed the transfers to the new account indicated. However, these payments were redirected to a fraudulent account, totaling more than 33,000 euros.
The alleged person responsible for the scam would have withdrawn the money stolen through transactions at ATMs in the city of Malaga. Both the Civil Guard and the @ Team of the Malaga Command worked together to identify and locate the suspect, which resulted in the seizure of 4,314.42 euros in the receiving account.
As a result of the investigation, the necessary procedures have been carried out and these have been forwarded to the Güímar Investigating Court number 1, where the situation will be evaluated and the legal steps to follow will be determined.