A police report was filed yesterday documenting a scam that saw Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company send around $2.6 million dollars to criminals. Rubén Rivera, the company’s finance director said a payment was made on January 17th, 2020 when an email was received that claimed a change was made to an account linked to remittance payments. After discovering the loss, it was immediately reported to the FBI. The Puerto Rican government has declined to answer more technical details about the scam, but an internal investigation is ongoing to attempt to uncover how exactly an employee was tricked by it.
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