The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has declared it has captured “numerous Nigerians”, in a continuous examination identified with fraud cases.
US attorney, Nick Hanna, expressed this in a press proclamation discharged in Los Angeles, California on Thursday.
Hanna said the fraud cases included suspects intriguing with government and state operators, to hoodwink unsuspecting casualties of their cash.
He said an aggregate of 80 suspects “a large number of whom are from Nigeria”, have been captured and accused to court of 57 additionally being chased all inclusive.
“FBI operators alongside government and state law requirement specialists captured a sum of 14 litigants in the US, all named in a general fraud and tax evasion case.
“Those captured today are among 80 litigants charged in a government fabulous jury arraignment that asserts that a large number of dollars were taken from exploited people through an assortment of tricks and online frauds.
“We accept this is probably the biggest instance of its sort in US history. BEC trick is used to hack email records to persuade businesses or people to make installments that are either totally bogus or that ought to have been generally paid to genuine organizations.
“Arraignments indicated unmistakable charges against this suspects huge numbers of whom are situated in Nigeria as far as taking cash from exploited people. The arraignment likewise focuses on those in charge of empowering these fraud plans incorporating agents in Los Angeles,” Hanna said.
He included that an aggregate of 252 tally charges running from “intrigue to defraud, trick to submit illegal tax avoidance, bothered wholesale fraud” have been recorded against the suspects.