The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a female internet fraudster who is on the FBI’s wanted list.
The unnamed suspect was said to be working with persons who undergo similar fraudulent acts outside Nigeria.
Head of Benin Zonal Office of the EFCC, Muhtar Bello, disclosed the information while speaking on behalf of the Acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Bello said that the female suspect was behind obtaining and stealing people’s identification information, which she forwarded to her collaborators in the US.
He further revealed that she gets her share of the fraudulent practices through Bitcoin, not wire transfer in order to avoid detection.
About 185 Bitcoin, which by current market value is six hundred and fifty-six million, three hundred and seventy-one thousand, four hundred and ninety naira, has been traced to her.
The commission is resolute in exterminating cybercrime and bringing to book all those involved in this despicable activity. We have also operation rewire in Edo.Muhtar Bello – dailypost.ng
The EFCC is currently working with the FBI to track down internet fraudsters on their list and has reaffirmed its commitment to the cause.