A small toy company on Anglesey that lost £18,000 in a hacking scam, are re-introducing their Welsh-speaking toy Draigi for the Rugby World Cup this year.

Si-Lwli Cymru is well-known for creating the “world’s first Welsh singing toy”, and is popular with Welsh-speaking children across Wales and further afield.

In June of this year however, the business was struck by financial hardship after being scammed through a “sophisticated” fraud.

Its founders, Awena and Baron Walkden from Menai Bridge, fell victims to an online hacker that intercepted and altered an email that they had sent for an order to a company in China – the only company that was able to create the company’s singing toys, Draigi and Seren Swynol.

It was only after Awena transferred the £18,000 fee for an order of their red dragon toy Draigi, that she realised the request for payment was in fact a scam.

Si-lwli Cymru founders, Awena and Baron, set to re-sell their toy dragon Draigi
Si-lwli Cymru founders, Awena and Baron, set to re-sell their toy dragon Draigi

The manufacturers in China revealed they had…

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Business that lost £18k in hacking scam is re-selling Welsh speaking toy for Rugby World Cup
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