The Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on July 3, 2019 made one more arrest of 5 suspected cyber criminals often known as yahoo-yahoo at Barnawa Kaduna State.
Their modus operandi was to pose as United States Soldiers on peace protecting mission in Afghanistan, significantly on FaceBook platform.
At the purpose of their arrest, all of them claimed to be bloggers and specialists in bitcoin enterprise. The suspected fraudsters who’re from Edo and Kaduna states embody two females and three males, all of their mid twenties and attending varied universities each inside and out of doors Nigeria. .
They said that they function by creating faux FaceBook pages utilizing show footage and names belonging to principally foreigners with a purpose to deceive unsuspecting victims principally females of white nationality. .
Another mode of operation to is hyperlink up with their different conspirators often known as Pickers residing in US and Ghana to assist in receiving their loot by way of their greenback accounts domiciled within the US for onwards switch to their boss in Nigeria after they will need to have duped their victims. They added that often, they provide 30% of their loot to those pickers whereas the remaining 70% is shared among the many remaining members.
The fraudsters parade themselves with names like James Scott, Ibro wire (Ibrahim Idris AKA Ibro), Lious James, carista Sadiq (Sadiq Idris), Griffen James, CBN Martins (Martins Abeku), others arrested are Blessing Nicolas (Phil Nicholas), Esther Micheal (Xta Mikelz).
Items recovered embody a yellow ELEPAC generator, 2 HP and 1 Del laptop computer, 2 Huawei Network wifi, telephones, wrist watch, sim playing cards and ATM playing cards.
They shall be prosecuted as quickly as investigation is concluded.
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