Senator Jerry Moran's Campaign Was Scammed Out of Nearly $700,000 in BEC Scheme
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A Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing by Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran revealed that the lawmaker was hit by a business email compromise scheme last November that netted the bad actor $690,000 via two fraudulent invoices his campaign paid to what it thought was a legitimate contractor, SCRP Media.
The campaign became aware of the scam after its bank, Astra Bank, reported its suspicions regarding the two invoices. Astra Bank was able to retrieve $168,184.03 from the first fraudulent invoice from Wells Fargo Bank. The FBI is currently investigating the crime.
"Cybercriminals targeted the accounting firm employed by Moran For Kansas, and money was wired to fraudulent bank accounts," Moran for Kansas spokesman Tom Brandt said in an email. "As soon as a discrepancy was realized, it was reported to law enforcement. We are currently pursuing all avenues av…
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