Fraudulent e-mails spammed from accounts that appear to belong to a collection agency, the Finnish Customs or Itella this spring have enabled phishers to obtain at least 150,000 euros. Within a month, the losses incurred by the victims have jumped by some 100,000 euros, making the phishing campaign probably the biggest scam believed to have been ever masterminded by Finns. The campaign has continued despite the authorities warning the public against the fraudulent e-mails.
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“It still continues,” chief inspector Jukkapekka Risu, the officer in charge of the investigation at the Helsinki Police Department, said on Wednesday. “Also today, people will probably provide their bank details to the swindlers.