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Nigeria arrests suspected head of cybercrime gang

– – The cybercrime unit of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a 37-year-old Nigerian man in an international operation spanning four continents. The arrest was coordinated and facilitated by the recently created Africa operations desk within INTERPOL’s cybercrime directorate, a statement on Interpol website said. The suspect is alleged to have run a transnational cybercrime syndicate that launched mass… Read More
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Nigeria arrests three suspects for duping 50,000 people globally

– – Three suspects have been arrested in Lagos, Nigeria following a joint INTERPOL, Group-IB and Nigeria Police Force cybercrime investigation. The Nigerian nationals are believed to be members of a wider organized crime group responsible for distributing malware, carrying out phishing campaigns and extensive Business Email Compromise scams. The suspects are alleged to have developed phishing links, domains, and… Read More
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Arrests made in Ghana, Nigeria over money-transfer scams

Police in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya have reportedly made dozens of arrests over large-scale money-transfer scams. Suspects arrested reportedly carried out the scams by tricking victims into wiring money to bank accounts controlled by fraudsters. More than 250 people were arrested in 10 countries, according to the FBI which added that raids in the US, UK, Turkey, France, Italy, Japan… Read More