The Financial and Monetary Crime Fee (EFCC) has paraded 10 suspects, who claimed to be US troopers combating in Afghanistan. Parading the suspects on the Fee’s Head Workplace, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the South South zonal Coordinator of EFCC, Naghe Obono Itam, mentioned the suspects impersonated US troopers to defraud Americans.
He mentioned that the suspects, who had been Nigerians, had been interesting to US residents to assist them with donations. In response to him, the suspects used i-tunes to extort cash from their unsuspecting victims.
“We now have observed that throughout the final three months, we’ve had the problem of Yahoo Yahoo boys, who appeared to have resurfaced. “I’m glad to say that with the partnership of the Federal SARS, we had been in a position to apprehend a few of them.
“Probably the most fascinating side of it’s that, we nonetheless discover folks that fall prey to this rip-off. We now have Nigerians, who pretended that they’re American troopers that got here from Afghanistan and had been speaking to the People as if they’re People requesting fund.
“They extort cash from them by means of i-tunes. The sort of i-tunes is $100. They discover it troublesome to gather the cash from Nigeria, however they acquire i-tunes from them and dispose it on-line in .
“We now have 4 of them in our custody. We nonetheless have others who pretended to be American troopers working within the military and had been speaking to their victims that there have been numerous mineral deposits similar to gold.
“They contact individuals on-line in China asking them to come back and purchase the mineral deposits. “In Nigerian they acquire N5,000 every from the unsuspecting public which they obtain from banks from Nigeria,” he defined.
He known as on Nigerians to be cautious of these they provide their account numbers to, including that the fee made restoration each in money and forfeitures of N1,674,891,899 , $552,368.55 and 5,225 euros.