281 suspects arrested in massive crackdown against BEC scammers
An international law enforcement operation code-named Operation reWired has resulted in the arrests of 281 people suspected of carrying out business email compromise (BEC) scams. 167 arrests occurred in Nigeria and 74 in the United States.
Authorities also seized close to $3.7 million as part of the collaborative effort involving agencies from ten different countries. In addition, police officers managed to recover around $118 million in fraudulent wire transfers.