Serie A giants Lazio ‘fall for email scam’ and pay hackers the €2m they owed Feyenoord for Stefan de Vrij

The Rome-based club reportedly replied to a fake email, thinking it was from the Eredivisie side

Lazio have reportedly fallen for a email scam that has cost them €2m.

Italian newspaper Il Tempo report that the Serie A giants were tricked into paying the final instalment 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.

More: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/serie-giants-lazio-fall-email-12265621

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