Seems just like the fraudsters are discovering new methods to follow their commerce. How else can one clarify the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) being duped of just about $ 2.5 million on-line?
That the ICC has been cheated not simply as soon as, however 4 instances in latest instances is much more galling. The authorities on the Dubai workplace of cricket’s world governing physique didn’t have a clue that they had been being made victims of an on-line fraud until Thursday.
The ICC officers keep silence on the matter citing an ongoing investigation, however TOI can affirm that funds have been made to a celebration based mostly within the US, which claimed to be a vendor of the ICC. The fraudsters have used an electronic mail id that apparently was acquainted to the ICC.
The rip-off has taken ICC members unexpectedly. The quantity, near $ 2.5 million is a large quantity for Affiliate nations affiliated to the ICC, if not for a full member, and an official of an Affiliate nation expressed dismay.
“I cannot imagine it has happened in the ICC,” the member from Europe stated. His board would get between $ 500,000 to $ 100,000 grant yearly, one thing given to the Affiliate Boards with ODI standing.
The matter is being investigated internally and externally with ICC’s finance division coming below sharp focus as to how its workers was so clueless as to haven’t carried out the due diligence and launched funds 4 instances.