Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office captured nine internet fraudsters at their different hideouts in Benin City, Edo State.
They were caught sequel to intelligence group, which claimed that they were involved in the deceitful internet activity known as ‘cat-fishing’.
The suspects who are between the ages of 20 and 35 are Amafin Collins, Edafitite Abel, Usianene Elizojie, Ojiefor Marvelus, Uduehi Osumor, Geigi Emmanuel Ose, Osaro Osakpolor, Francis Omoiegbe and Onuoba Prince Nonso.
Items retrieved from them at the point of arrest include luxury cars, laptop computers, mobile phones, flash drives and internet modems.
They have made helpful records and will soon be charged to court.
Head of the Benin Zonal Office, Muhtar Bello has warned members of the public of the actions of fraudsters who involve in using other people’s phone numbers to create social media account authentication codes in an effort to dupe unsuspecting victims.
He, therefore, urged that members of the public should at all time, pay awareness to the whereabout of their phones or be cautious who they give their phones to make calls.