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(WABE Atlanta)   Lithuanian phishing scammer scammed over $100 million from two big US tech firms. How big are they? Let's just say that he's being extradited to the US despite the President not knowing where Lithuania is   ( news.wabe.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Justice Department indictment, Fraud, Lithuanian national faces, multinational tech companies, fraudulent email compromise, U.S. Attorney Joon, multinational internet companies, fraudulent phishing emails  
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2017-07-18 06:35:08 AM  
Five dollars.
 
2017-07-18 06:54:38 AM  
How big? Oh, five foot eight, thereabouts.
 
2017-07-18 07:03:32 AM  
www.meja.lt

Looks tasty.
 
2017-07-18 08:27:45 AM  
Sure he knows!  It's #5 on the boss's "take back next" list...
 
2017-07-18 08:33:52 AM  
Lithuania is approximately 11 mi off the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork Ireland where she sank after being torpedoed.

/at least as far as Trump knows.
 
2017-07-18 08:40:54 AM  
Gramma was from Vilnius, I know nothing about that place except her potato pancakes were the f*&^%ing bomb. She made them for us until she was 96.
 
2017-07-18 08:50:46 AM  
those two companies must have a bribe fund. otherwise you'd think that they wouldn't wire money into offshore accounts, yes?
 
2017-07-18 09:05:38 AM  

lucksi: those two companies must have a bribe fund. otherwise you'd think that they wouldn't wire money into offshore accounts, yes?


They both go to extensive lengths to put their own income in countries with low or no taxes.  I'd think it would be pretty easy to convince them to wire money to a random country by claiming it was part of a scheme to avoid taxes in China.
 
2017-07-18 09:12:42 AM  

lucksi: those two companies must have a bribe fund. otherwise you'd think that they wouldn't wire money into offshore accounts, yes?


You'd think that maybe it's like international companies do business with companies offshore.

I'm confused how this is phishing though, He created a company with the same name as one both Facebook and Google do business with in Asia... then proceeded to scam them with fake invoices. I see Fraud, I see more than a few other issues, but unless he was spamming the entire company directory of Google and Facebook with e-mailed invoices, which should get discovered immediately as IT would know,, even if other users didn't report it...

I really want to see some details about what he did... because it seems like unless he had insider knowledge, or his phishing scheme discovered the right people to invoice, with good facsimiles of this Asian company from an e-mail set up to look like the Asian company, and convinced them to use a different ACH account than they normally use... I can't imagine how this works out. Then there's the whole reconciliation of payments issue...

WTF?
 
2017-07-18 10:15:57 AM  

deadsanta: Gramma was from Vilnius, I know nothing about that place except her potato pancakes were the f*&^%ing bomb. She made them for us until she was 96.


Typical gramma from Vilnius got more styles than MCA got rhymes

bobute nesveikai pataiko baudas (prikolas)
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2017-07-18 10:22:09 AM  
"despite the President not knowing where Lithuania is"

Trump is well aware that Lithuania is a rebellious province of Russia, and has been a part of Russia since 4004BC, until it broke away as an act of treason due to machinations by Clinton.
 
2017-07-18 10:37:35 AM  
I'm willing to bet most farkers don't know where Lithuania is.
 
2017-07-18 10:40:54 AM  
You'd think with $100 million you could come up with a better plan for getting away.
 
2017-07-18 11:15:16 AM  

deadsanta: Gramma was from Vilnius, .


Did she know the schoolmaster?


Anyone else think it was Ron swanson at first glance?
 
2017-07-18 01:55:07 PM  
Quantumbunny: lucksi: those two companies must have a bribe fund. otherwise you'd think that they wouldn't wire money into offshore accounts, yes?

You'd think that maybe it's like international companies do business with companies offshore.


so do i. and i cannot imagine (besides bribe money) that there are no saveguards in place. you'd think that there is a bit of double checking going on to see if your company received goods/services and if the invoice is valid, especially in the bloody millions.
 
2017-07-18 03:39:53 PM  
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Welcome to the New World, sir.
 
2017-07-18 06:14:45 PM  

jjorsett: You'd think with $100 million you could come up with a better plan for getting away.


Ever read The Partner?
 
2017-07-19 01:00:27 AM  

lucksi: those two companies must have a bribe fund. otherwise you'd think that they wouldn't wire money into offshore accounts, yes?


No.

You think that companies purchasing things from off-shore companies require them to have a bank account in the same country that the buying company does business in?  What if the buying company has international offices, but centralized accounts-payable?

For instance, I really doubt that Apple requires FoxConn to have a bank-account in every country to which they ship iPhones.
 
2017-07-19 05:24:24 PM  
From the "Brainania" episode of "Pinky and the Brain", as Brain discusses his plans for bilking the US
government out of $14 billion (and 59 cents):

"The average American's knowledge of geography is pitiful, Pinky. They'll think we're part of the former
Soviet Union, or....Canada."
 
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