The United States Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) has declared Six Nigerians as Cyber crimes most wanted for their involvement in Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes.
BEC are sophisticated cyber crimes involving electronic transfer payments or automated clearinghouse transfers Victims of such schemes include individuals and businesses of various sizes in Nebraska and other states of the U.S.
Those charged for violating the U.S. federal law, but still at large are, Richard Uzuh, Michael Olorunyomi, Alex Ogunshakin, Felix Okpoh, Abiola Kayode and Nnamdi Benson.
The FBI said they allegedly sent spoofed emails to thousands of businesses in the United States requesting fraudulent wire transfers. arrest.
Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh according to the FBI is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000.
Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, according to the FBI provided bank accounts to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, and other co-conspirators Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers and also assisted in these schemes by sending spoofed emails to businesses used to solicit fraudulent wire transfers.
Felix Osilama Okpoh according to the FBI allegedly provided hundreds of bank accounts to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh and other co-conspirators, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers.
Abiola Ayorinde Kayode allegedly provided bank accounts to others that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers and conducted BEC and romance fraud schemes himself.
Nnamdi Orson Benson allegedly provided bank accounts to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers. Benson also allegedly conducted romance fraud and advanced fee fraud schemes himself.
Micheal Olorunyomi allegedly conducted romance fraud schemes often targeting vulnerable elders or widows and defrauded several victims out of more than $1,000,000 USD.