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Fraud Factory’s unusual proxies; the cocaine trade during lockdown



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From: Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project <[email protected]>
Date: May 21, 2020 at 5:49:13 AM HST
To: [email protected]
Subject: Fraud Factory’s unusual proxies; the cocaine trade during lockdown
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Fraud Factory’s unusual proxies; the cocaine trade during lockdown

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Greetings from Sarajevo,

We have a new COVID story as well as another “Fraud Factory” investigation following our exposé in March about a Kyiv-based call center that appears to have stolen money from hundreds of people.

Through Facebook ads, the fraudsters lured in victims who were then barraged with calls from an army of multilingual salespeople. Since our first report, we’ve found additional call centers in 🇦🇱Albania and 🇬🇪Georgia linked to the same scheme.

Our Fraud Factory investigative series shows how old-fashion boiler room scams can become global enterprises with the help of social media and global banking.

Here’s the latest:

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