The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal workplace, has arrested 13 suspected Internet fraudsters, higher often known as `yahoo boys’, for conspiracy, possession of fraudulent paperwork and acquiring cash below false pretence.
The suspects are- Badejo Tobi; Abiola Dimeji; Anthony Godwin; Osoba Adeboye; Adelekan Abiodun and Awokoya Oriyomi Yusuf.
Others are:Oyatayo Ismail; Coffie Meschark; Sylvester Amaddin; Olawale Farouk; Adeniran Tolani; Taiwo Michael and OyekanmiAyodeji.
They had been arrested on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in some elements of Lagos and Ogun States, following intelligence report obtained by the Commission about their actions.
The suspects allegedly confessed to be concerned in phishing, love rip-off, forgery, spoofing and enterprise e-mail compromise, amongst different offences.
Phishing is an try and receive delicate info similar to usernames, passwords and bank card particulars (and cash), usually for malicious causes, by disguising as a reliable entity in an digital communication.
Spoofing, alternatively, is a sort of rip-off the place an intruder makes an attempt to achieve unauthorized entry to a consumer’s system or info by pretending to be the consumer.
Some of the suspects, who reside flamboyantly with none recognized sources of revenue, had been stated to have purchased homes and unique automobiles from the proceeds of their prison actions.
They had been allegedly discovered to be in possession of solid contract papers of multinational oil and gasoline firms, banks’ devices and solid knowledge web page of worldwide passports of overseas nationals, amongst different paperwork.
Other gadgets recovered from the suspects included laptops, flash drives, modems, one Range Rover SUV, one Toyota Highlander, Two Toyota Corolla and one Toyota Camry.
The suspects will quickly be charged to courtroom as quickly as investigations are concluded.