#FRAUD: 6 Nigerians extradited from South Africa to US for alleged Internet scams

By 08:06 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 Comments




Washington – Six Nigerian nationals have been extradited

from South Africa for their alleged role in Internet scams

involving dating websites and work-at-home schemes,

the US Department of Justice said Monday.

A total of 20 defendants are charged in the case, for their

alleged involvement in a variety of schemes such as……

fake online relationships with victims who were asked to

ship and receive merchandise purchased with stolen

credit cards and banking information.

The six extradited defendants face nine charges in the US

state of Mississippi for the alleged activities which began

as early as 2001.

“The defendants identified and solicited potential victims

through online dating websites and work-at-home

opportunities,” the department said in a statement.

They were additionally involved in check scams as well as

bank, financial and credit card account fraud.

They are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud,

wire fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit identity

theft, use of unauthorized account access devices, theft

of US government funds and conspiracy to commit

money laundering.

Three defendants have already been convicted for their

roles while six await trial and two remain on the run. The

United States is working to extradite three other Nigerians

involved in the case.


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