Scores of Nigerians arrested for wire fraud in US - The FBI Charges 80 people, mostly Nigerians, with $46 million internet scam
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The FBI Charges 80 people, mostly Nigerians, with $46 million internet scam

So the US authorities have just announced the arrest of 80 people, most of whom are Nigerians, connected to a massive money laundering and internet fraud scheme that been going on in the US.

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 FBI Charges 80 people, mostly Nigerians, with $46 million internet scam | FBI, fraud, fraudsters, money laundering, Nigeria, scam, scammers

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 US Attorney Nick Hanna, “we believe this is one of the largest cases of its kind in US history. We are taking a major step to disrupt these criminal networks.

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.

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