The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Saturday, June 27, listed six Nigerian nationals among its most-wanted cyber criminals.
The six Nigerians listed on the FBI website among Cyber Most Wanted are Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Nnamdi Orson Benson Michael Olorunyomi and Alex Afolabi.
In a statement shared on twitter on the micro-blogging site, the US intelligence and security service asked for tips on how to catch the six Nigerians.
“Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses,” the tweet read.
The FBI said Ogunshakin, Kayode, Okpoh, Uzuh, and Benson are all wanted on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
“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.”