Six Nigerians and about 70 others have been listed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s list of most-wanted cyber criminals.
This was made known by the FBI tweet on Saturday morning, June 21. The Federal Bureau of Investigation demanded some tips so they can successfully bring this six Nigerians to justice.
The six Nigerians listed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s website goes by name Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Nnamdi Orson Benson and the last but not least Michael Olorunyomi.
In the list, we also have 20 Chinese, 16 Russians & over 35 men of Arabic descent. Click HERE to check
Federal Bureau of Investigation tweet read: “Help the FBI find the six Nigerian nationals wanted, because of their malicious way of extorting money, involvement in business email compromise scheme resulting in over $6 million in losses.
Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses. Read more about each defendant at https://t.co/Q1OToaIVsl, and submit tips at https://t.co/iL7sD5efWD. #FugitiveFriday pic.twitter.com/67TZPHLgHA
— FBI (@FBI) June 27, 2020
The FBI said in its statement that Ogunshakin, Uzuh, Okpoh, Kayode, and Benson are all wanted on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
“Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.
“Ogunshakin allegedly provided bank accounts to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, and other co-conspirators Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers,” the FBI said on their website.
“Ogunshakin allegedly also assisted in these schemes by sending spoofed emails to businesses used to solicit fraudulent wire transfers.
“Ogunshakin allegedly later conducted his own BEC schemes, learning from Uzuh and others.
“On August 21, 2019, Ogunshakin was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.
“On August 22, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest,” the tweet read.
Similarly, Michael Olorunyomi wanted for scamming elderly people using romance scam.
“Micheal Olorunyomi is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.
“Olorunyomi allegedly conducted romance fraud schemes often targeting vulnerable elders or widows.
“Olorunyomi allegedly defrauded several victims out of more than $1,000,000 USD.
“Additionally, the bank accounts of many of Olorunyomi’s alleged romance scam victims were provided to other co-conspirators to be used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from other fraud schemes.
“On November 13, 2019, Olorunyomi was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, Identity Theft, and Access Device Fraud. On November 14, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.”
Meanwhile, this is coming few days after Dubai Police released footage of how Nigerian social media big boy, Hushpuppi was arrested for fraud.