The V.I. Water and Power Authority is claiming it fell victim to an email scam last year when it authorized two wire transfers — totaling more than $2 million — to an offshore account.

A news release Friday from the utility indicated that, on two separate occasions in 2018, the utility experienced a “business email compromise,” a type of scam in which a fictitious email appears authentic and targets companies that conducts wire transfers.

— Contact A.J. Rao at 340-714-9104 or email