Phishing e-mails spammed from accounts that appear to belong to the Finnish Customs have enabled swindlers to obtain roughly 50,000 euros in instant loans, the Helsinki Police Department has revealed. At present, the swindlers are believed to have obtained roughly two dozen loans, after the police were notified of 17 new illicitly obtained loans by victims all across Finland earlier this week. The number of victims may yet rise further.
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Phishing campaign yields 50,000 euros
The police are investigating the phishing campaign as aggravated fraud. “The withdrawals were made last week and the week before that. The latest known case is from last Friday.