Crims use hacked email to steal house

Posted on September 28, 2010 

Crims use hacked email to steal house

An international cybercrime investigation is underway into a sophisticated scam network that left a Western Australian man half a million dollars out of pocket when criminals sold his Perth investment property using stolen credentials.

The man, Roger Mildenhall, had been overseas for more than a year when his neighbour informed him that a house of his had been put on the market and was in the process of being sold. Mildenhall then found out that another property of his had already been sold in June.

Mildenhall rushed home and action was taken to stop him losing a second property. The crimes were reported to the police last Friday.

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