80 Charged in Massive BEC Operation Bust
The US Department of Justice has indicted a whopping 80 people over their alleged participation in a massive cyber fraud operating that stole millions from businesses and individuals via business email compromise (BEC) and romance scams.
Most of the defendants are Nigerian nationals that were based in Nigeria, the US or in other countries. The scammers stole at least $6 million as part of one scam between 2014 and 2018 and they attempted to steal $40 million more.
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