The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a female suspected cyber fraudster who worked in collaboration with foreign counterpart in the dark web, Newsflash247.
The Head of Benin Zonal Office, Muhtar Bello, who spoke on behalf of Acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, said the female suspect was involved in obtaining and stealing people’s identification information which she forward to her American collaborators.
According to him, “American collaborators use the information to file for fraudulent tax return with the Internal Revenue Service, She receives her cut through Bitcoin”
“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.”
He said the command confiscated over forty exotic cars, charms, laptops, mobile phones, flash drives from the suspects and has also raided the hideout of internet fraudsters in ”our jurisdiction-Edo, Delta and Ondo States.”