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80 #IgboYahooBoys Scammed Americans $1.1 Billion in one of the largest fraud cases in U.S history.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Thursday announced to the general public of a mass arrest which emerged after a breakthrough in its investigation of some fraud cases in which 80 Nigerian Yahoo Boys Scammed Americans $1.1 Billion in one of the largest fraud cases in U.S history

Federal agents hold a detainee, second from left, at a downtown Los Angeles parking lot after predawn raids that saw dozens of people arrested in the L.A. area Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. U.S. authorities have unsealed a 252-count federal grand jury ind

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Speaking in a press conference earlier today, US attorney, Nick Hanna mentioned that the apprehend fraud suspects conspired with some federal and state agents to perpetrate the crime. And that the 80 arrested suspects are mainly Nigerian citizens.

“FBI agents along with federal and state law enforcement authorities arrested a total of 14 defendants in the US, all named in a sweeping fraud and money laundering case.

Those arrested today are among 80 defendants charged in a federal grand jury indictment that alleges that millions of dollars were taken from victims through a variety of scams and online frauds.

We believe this is one of the largest cases of its kind in US history. BEC scam is used to hack email accounts to convince businesses or individuals to make payments that are either completely bogus or that should have been otherwise paid to legitimate companies.

Indictments showed very specific allegations against this suspects many of whom are based in Nigeria in terms of stealing money from victims. The indictment also focuses on those responsible for enabling these fraud schemes including operatives in Los Angeles” he said.

The conspiracy included frauds involving romance scams, business email and schemes targeting elderly people. Victims were targeted in the United States and across the globe, amassing to a loss of millions of dollars.

See list of the 80 Nigerian Yahoo Boys arrested HERE

You can watch a clip of the press conference below:


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