Onazi’s former Employers scammed, Pay €2m Transfer Fees to Hackers

Onazi’s former Employers scammed, Pay €2m Transfer Fees to Hackers

Ogenyi Onazi’s former employers, SS Lazio have reportedly fallen for a email scam that has cost them €2m.

Italian newspaper Il Tempo report that the Serie A club were tricked into paying the final installment of the deal they struck for Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij from Feyenoord to the wrong bank account.

De Vrij, 26, signed for Lazio from Feyenoord in 2014 having impressed at that summer’s World Cup, penning a four-year contract.


The report claims that hackers with knowledge of the deal sent Lazio an email that appeared to be from Feyenoord asking for the €2m payment to the bank account details supplied.

Lazio then paid that money to the account, but the Eredivisie champions never received the cash and claim that they have no knowledge of the email.

Il Tempo claim that the prosecutor looking into the case has tracked down the money to a Dutch bank account, but it isn’t Feyenoord’s.

Centre-back De Vrij will be out of contract in the summer , and has been linked with Barcelona, Inter Milan, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Culled from Mirror

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