U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil Denounces Online Money Scam

Posted on August 2, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Internet, Police/Military Activity, United States

According to ElComercio.com the Guayas Prosecutors Office is continuing with the investigation into an online wire fraud case that used the name of the U.S. Consulate in illegal business transactions. Four months ago U.S. Consulate officials denounced the alleged online scam. The Guayas prosecutor says when a person put their house on sale they would receive an email stating the Consulate was interested in the property and to deposit a sum of money via Western Union or DHL Services to book an appointment with the Consul. In December 2010, officials say Jhonny M. was arrested in association with the scam. Officials add his hearing today, Monday August 1st, was suspended since his defense team did not appear. The prosecutor says about $200 was acquired for every false negotiation, therefore the criminals collected close to $100,000.Read Article

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