A nonprofit that helps the poor lost $650,000 to scammers. The boss had to go after them herself » Scammer News

 A nonprofit that helps the poor lost $650,000 to scammers. The boss had to go after them herself » Scammer News

Someone stole $650,000 from a San Francisco nonprofit group that helps poor people in a cybercrime so swift, silent and perfect that the victim didn’t know for weeks that the money was gone.

City police told the nonprofit’s executive director, Sherry Williams, that they couldn’t help. The FBI said it could do nothing unless the U.S. Attorney’s Office opened a case. It didn’t — even though the thieves used a Texas bank as a way station for the loot and, apparently, a Texas man as a “money mule” to distribute it.

Now California’s senators, Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, are asking why authorities balked.

And Williams, stunned that the best bloodhounds in the city and nation would turn away from a six-figure theft, is telling the story of how she began sleuthing on her own.

Williams still hopes to get her nonprofit’s money back. She also wants to prevent others from falling prey to email schemes…

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