November 17, 2021

Cybercrime Squad detectives charge nineteenth person over business email scam

Detectives have charged a woman in Victoria over her alleged involvement in a $4.7 million business email scam syndicate targeting Australian companies.

In September 2019, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Cybercrime Squad established Strike Force Belltree to investigate a criminal syndicate targeting businesses across the country through email scams.

Their inquiries revealed that altered invoices had been sent to legitimate businesses for payment, before the funds were transferred into personal accounts.

As part of ongoing inquiries, officers from Campsie and Cumberland Police Area Commands also commenced investigations into reports of cyber-enabled fraudulent activity.

So far during the investigation, strike force detectives have charged 18 people over their alleged involvement in the syndicate. They all remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, detectives from…

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