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Greenwich Man Loses $600K After Getting Fake Email From Attorney

A Greenwich man wired $600,000 away after receiving an email that he thought was from his attorney
A Greenwich man wired $600,000 away after receiving an email that he thought was from his attorney Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. — A Greenwich man was scammed out of $600,000 by someone he thought was his attorney closing on a real estate deal, according to Greenwich Patch.

Police told Greenwich Patch that the man was preparing to close on a real estate deal when he received an email on Friday, Dec. 29, asking him to wire funds to California. Thinking that the email was from his attorney, the Greenwich man authorized the wire transfer, Greenwich Patch reported.

Shortly afterwards, the man discovered that his attorney's email had been compromised, and that the funds had not been sent to the attorney, according to Greenwich Patch. The $600,000 is now gone, Greenwich Patch reported.

Police are reminding residents to double check email addresses and websites when making financial transactions.

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