Breaking News: Six Nigerians On FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted (Full List)
No fewer than six Nigerians have been listed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s list of most-wanted cybercriminals.
Our source reports that the FBI made this known in a tweet on Saturday morning, June 27, where it demanded tips on how to catch these six Nigerians in a tweet on its official account.
This online news platform understands that the six Nigerians listed on the FBI website are Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Nnamdi Orson Benson and Michael Olorunyomi.
FBI’s tweet read: “Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses.
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 days after Dubai Police released footage of how Nigerian social media big boy, Hushpuppi was arrested for fraud.