200,000 DOLLARS WIRE FRAUD: EFCC ARRESTS 4 IN ABUJA

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested four persons who attempted to carry out a fraudulent Bank Wire Transfer to the tune of $200,000. The suspects were identified as Ajiero Onyeka, Clement Peter, Mustapha Zubiri and Agbo Austine Taylor. Mustapha Zibiri arrested Ajiero Onyeka also arrested Agbo Austin Taylor, arrested for attempted wire fraud Clement Peter, one of the suspects arrested for wire fraud A team of EFCC operatives in Abuja swooped down on the suspects as they were about to transfer the money from the account of…

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NIGERIA, KUNLE WILLIAMS SENTENCED TO SIX AND A HALF YEARS IN JAIL FOR IDENTITY FRAUD

Kunle Sodipo Williams Kevin Kunle Sodipo  Williams, a Nigerian  living in St. Louis, Missouri has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison over  a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in tax refunds. A  U.S.  federal judge on Friday  also ordered him to pay roughly $900,000 in restitution to the IRS. Williams was charged with mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, voter fraud and illegal re-entry to the U.S. Williams and others used public school employees’ identifications stolen from a payroll company to file more than…

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NIGERIAN MAN SCAMS SEVERAL WOMEN USING PHOTO OF A US ATTORNEY GENERAL

A 44-year-old Nigerian man is facing charges in Indiana, U.S. after he set up an online dating profile using a photo of Montana’s attorney general and falsified stories about overseas business problems to scam several women Felony charges against Kazeem Owonla were filed last month in Indiana, where one Kosciusko County woman reported sending more than $100,000 to a man who represented himself as John Tony Hagan, an electrical engineer from South Bend who was working in Egypt. Owonla, was arrested Wednesday when he got off an airplane in Atlanta and waived…

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10 NIGERIANS ARRESTED IN INDIA FOR FAKE FUND TRANSFER CASE, SEE PICS

The Cyber Cell of Rachkonda Police on Monday, arrested 10 Nigerian nationals from New Delhi on charges of fake fund transfer. The gang, between the age group of 23-37 cheated several persons from different parts of the country in the past. Police officers also recovered eight laptops, twenty-six mobile phones, one iPad, and thirty five sim cards from the fraudsters. According to the police, a 36-year-old victim, who works as a Nurse in a corporate hospital in Secunderabad, accepted a friend request from one Agustin William, who introduced himself as…

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NIGERIAN CREDIT CARD FRAUDSTER WHO PLEADED GUILTY SENT PRISON IN UK

Nigerian fraudster who threw a wallet full of bogus credit cards out of his window when officers of the National Crime Agency NCA officers arrived to arrest him has been jailed for two years and four months. Alexander Akinyele, 37, of Doncaster Place, Barrow-in-Furness, had earlier pleaded guilty to ten fraud offences, a Computer Misuse Act Offence and to possession of a false ID with intent. According to the NCA, officers arrived at Akinyele’s home in August 2016. Moments before his arrest, Akinyele threw a wallet containing eight fraudulent credit…

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SENATE TO HIRE CYBERCRIME EXPERTS TO PROBE BÀNKS, MMM

Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Information and Communication Technology and Cybercrime, Senator Foster Ogola, on Thursday said the upper chamber of the National Assembly would probe deposit money banks used for transactions between Nigerians and a ponzi scheme, Mavrodi Mondial Movement. Ogola, while speaking at an interactive session between the committee and key players in the financial sector, said an international expert on cyberspace and banking crimes was already in the country on the invitation by the committee to expose all those involved in how MMM defrauded Nigerians.…

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TORONTO’S MOST WANTED IDENTITY THIEF IS A NIGERIAN, SEE HIS PICTURES

“Johnson Chrome was born Adekunle Johnson Omitiran on January 31, 1980, in the Oshodi slums of Lagos, Nigeria. His father, Gbadebo, was a travelling businessman from southwestern Nigeria. When Chrome was a boy, Gbadebo left Chrome’s mother, a Fulani woman from Nigeria’s north, and at one point allegedly had as many as six wives. Gbadebo studied at the University of Exeter in the U.K. and later found his way to Toronto. Chrome’s mother was left to raise him and his brother and stepbrother, with the help of her father, who…

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NIGERIA RANKS BEHIND US, UK IN CYBER CRIME

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cybercrimes behind the UK and the U.S. NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference’ theme is: “African Business: Penetrating through Institution Building.” Danbatta, at a breakout session with the sub-theme: “The Business of Cyber Law, Internet Policy and Privacy Rights”, moderated by Mr Augustine Alegeh (SAN) a former NBA…

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US COURT JAILS NIGERIAN HACKER OBINNA OBIOHA

Obinna Obioha, a Nigerian hacker has been jailed for 51 months by a New York federal judge for operating a fraud scheme that swindled $6.5 million from businesses in the US and elsewhere. US District Judge David N. Hurd sentenced Obinna Obioha, 31, for running a scheme in which he instructed hackers to hack into computers and email accounts of individuals around the world using malicious software. The announcement of Obioha’s sentence was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge…

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