Last week, Evaldas Rimasauskas, who was charged with stealing over $100 Million from Google and Facebook by Phishing pleaded guilty to all his charges, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said.
The 50-year-old scammer set up a fake business and used fake phishing emails to mail to dupe the multibillion-dollar tech behemoth out of over $100 million dollars over the course of 3 years from 2013 to 2015.
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York explains that Rimasauskas opened a fake company in Lavita and posed as an actual Taiwanese company named Quanta Computer. He then “opened, maintained, and controlled various accounts at banks located in Latvia and Cyprus in the name of his fake company.”
After that, he used fake phishing emails to pose Quanta Computer and then directed the “money the Victim Companies owed to” legitimate company “for legitimate goods and services be sent to” his fake company’s bank account which was set up in Latvia and Cyprus.
This was a pretty intricate scheme as he had to forge a lot of emails, signatures, documents, paper trail, history and much more.
But of March 20 Geoffrey S. Berman, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey for the Southern District of New York announced that “EVALDAS RIMASAUSKAS, a Lithuanian citizen, pled guilty today to wire fraud arising out of his orchestration of a fraudulent business email compromise scheme that induced two U.S.-based Internet companies.”
Berman added, “Rimasauskas thought he could hide behind a computer screen halfway across the world while he conducted his fraudulent scheme, but as he has learned, the arms of American justice are long, and he now faces significant time in a U.S. prison.”