America’s Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), on Saturday released a photo combination of indicted persons, including six Nigerians who are wanted for cybercrime.
The FBI says the activities of the six Nigerians have resulted in over N2.3bn ($6m) in losses.
The United States agency, who made the announcement on its verified Twitter handle said, the Nigerians are wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes, asking the public to help provide help about them.
“Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses. Read more about each defendant at http://ow.ly/97Dk50A9Gk8, and submit tips at http://tips.fbi.gov. #FugitiveFriday.”The FBI tweeted.
The US intelligence and security agency gave the names of the six Nigerians as; Richard Izuchuckwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpor, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Nnamdi Orson Benson and Michael Olorunyomi.
According to the Agency, the six Nigerians were part of an operation that sent spoofed emails to more than 70 businesses in the United States requesting fraudulent wire transfers, that have resulted to combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.
The FBI said all six are “believed to currently reside in Nigeria.”