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James O'Keefe claims Project Veritas was scammed by hackers

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Project Veritas, the activist group founded by James O'Keefe whose sting operations against Democratic and left-wing organizations have often blown up in the past, is now claiming that it was scammed by hackers posing as attorneys.

In a video released last week, O'Keefe alleges that hackers secretly monitored his correspondences with outside attorneys, later replicating the lawyers' names and email addresses with slight variations so they could hoodwink the activist into paying them a $165,000.


"It appears the fraudsters were watching, waiting for an invoice to be sent to us and then pounced, impersonating them, replying to a real email as the lawyer's name the moment the invoice came," O'Keefe said in the video.

The alleged scheme comes on the heels of news that the organization's New York headquarters was........

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