The Nigerian Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission, EFCC in collaboration
with the American Federal Bureau of
Investigation, FBI have raided the bases of
different internet fraudster at various
locations across Nigeria.
The arrest of the suspects mostly in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial
hub, resulted in the hauling of no fewer than 25 digital devices
used in the nefarious activity, Vanguard reports.
Among the tools of operations used by the criminally-minded
elements, which were retrieved by the anti-graft agencies included
mobile phones and computers.
The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson
Uwujaren, who confirmed the raids, said, they were carried out
between May 23 and June 7, 2018.
“The joint operation was carried out as part of an exercise code
named ‘Operation Wire Wire’ following months of surveillance to
identify the suspects and their locations.
“The suspects, who are all linked to business email compromise,
have made useful statements while documents recovered from
them are being analysed.
Business email compromise is a sophisticated scam scheme which
targets businesses involved with funds transfer as means of
The perpetrators routinely compromise communication between
the parties and change the bank details of the receiver of funds
and send emails to the party expected to do the transfer,
purporting to be the genuine receiver with the changed account
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