The US authorities unsealed a 252-count grand jury indictment which charged the fraudsters in an operation that procured more than $46 million from unsuspecting victims.
The arrested suspects were said to have used a variety of scam tactics to defraud the elderly, people seeking romantic relationship and businesses off their money.
According to the indictment, at least $6 million in fraud-money was transferred through a money-laundering network which was run by two Nigerians, Valentine Iro 33, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe 38. (Also arrested)
One of the victims was F.K. a Japanese woman who was scammed and deceived to transfer as much as $200,000😲to one of the scammers who claimed he was an aid worker in Syria and had found a box of diamond underground.😄
All the arrested individuals have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to launder money and aggravated identity theft.