6 Nigerians have actually been indexed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s(FBI) checklist of most-wanted cybercriminals.
FBI made this public in a tweet on Saturday early morning, June 27, where it called for recommendations on just how to capture these 6 Nigerians in a tweet on its official Twitter account.
The FBI stated in its statement that Ogunshakin, Uzuh, Okpoh, Kayode as well as Benson are all wanted on allegations of conspiracy to execute wire scams.
FBI’s tweet read: “Help the #FBI discover 6 Nigerian nationals desired for their participation in company e-mail concession (BEC) systems causing over $6 million in losses.
The 6 Nigerians indexed on the FBI web site are Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Nnamdi Orson Benson as well as Michael Olorunyomi.
“Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin 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 USD.
“Ogunshakin allegedly 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,” the FBI said on their website.
“Ogunshakin allegedly also assisted in these schemes by sending spoofed emails to businesses used to solicit fraudulent wire transfers.
“Ogunshakin allegedly later conducted his own BEC schemes, learning from Uzuh and others.
“On August 21, 2019, Ogunshakin was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.
“On August 22, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest,” the tweet read.
Similarly, Michael Olorunyomi wanted for scamming elderly people using romance scam.
“Micheal Olorunyomi 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 USD.
“Olorunyomi allegedly conducted romance fraud schemes often targeting vulnerable elders or widows.
“Olorunyomi allegedly defrauded several victims out of more than $1,000,000 USD.
“Additionally, the bank accounts of many of Olorunyomi’s alleged romance scam victims were provided to other co-conspirators to be used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from other fraud schemes.
“On November 13, 2019, Olorunyomi was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, Identity Theft, and Access Device Fraud. On November 14, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.”