The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said its association with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI has led to the capture of a female suspect cyber fraudster in Edo State.
The female suspect whose name is withheld worked in collaboration with foreign counterpart in dark web.
The head of Benin Zonal Office who spoke on behalf of Acting boss of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, Muhtar Bello, stated that the female suspect was involved in obtaining and stealing people’s identification information which she forward to her American partners.
Bello declared her American collaborators used the information to file for fraudulent tax return with the Internal Revenue Service.
He declared that the suspect received her CT through Bitcoin and about 185 Bitcoin currently worth N656m was traced to only her.
The EFCC Zonal head declared it independently arrested a cyber fraudster and two siblings involved in Business Email Compromise (BEC).
Bello revealed their mode of work as searching for victims’ email addresses especially official Business Email addresses; create a phishing link and compromising the process in order to defraud unsuspecting victims.
Valuables retrieved include over 30 exotic cars, charms, laptops, mobile phones, flash drives, according to him, were recovered from the suspects.