A video has surfaced showing some of the Nigerians arrested by FBI in the largest fraud cases in U.S history.
The FBI announced a 252-count indictment charging 80 people in the U.S. and Nigerians for money laundering, fraud, and identity theft, after they allegedly used a variety of tactics and scams to steal money from businesses and individuals who have now been arrested.
Watch the video below.
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In a press conference on Thursday, the US attorney, Nick Hanna, said the fraud cases involved suspects teams with federal and state agents to dupe unsuspecting victims of their money
He said: “FBI agents along with federal and state law enforcement authorities arrested a total of 14 defendants in the US, all named in a sweeping fraud and money laundering case.
“Those arrested today are among 80 defendants charged in a federal grand jury Indictment that alleges that millions of dollars were taken from victims through a variety of scams and online frauds.
“We believe this is one of the largest cases of its kind in US history. BEC scam is used to hack email accounts to convince businesses or individuals to make payments that are either completely bogus or that should have been otherwise paid to legitimate companies.
“Indictments showed very specific allegations against this suspects many of whom are
based in Nigeria in terms of stealing money from victims. The indictment also focuses on those responsible for enabling these fraud schemes including operatives in Los Angeles.”