11 Jun 2015

Sophisticated share scam snares $800,000

From Checkpoint, 5:53 pm on 11 June 2015

A West Auckland business has lost $800,000 to scammers who convinced it to buy shares in a fictitious gold mining company. The scammers used a name similar to that of a genuine firm in Asia in what Detective Sergeant Nick Salter describes as an extremely sophisticated con.