Yahoo Plus! Nigerian Student Jailed For 4 Years In The US Over $3.7m Internet Fraud

at 09:54 AM, 20 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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A Nigerian man alleged to be the king of internet fraud, Amechi Colvis Amuegbunam has been arrested and convicted for $3.7 million fraud by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI through the help of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Before his arrest, Amuegbunam engaged in high profile Business E-mail Compromise, BEC, fraud in Dallas, Texas. Acknowledging the help of the EFCC, the FBI said that the “intelligence obtained by the EFCC and provided to the FBI via Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty” was instrumental in identifying the BEC scheme and Amuegbunam’s specific role.
“The Dallas field Office, Legal Attaché Office, and both the FBI’s Criminal and Cyber Divisions are extremely appreciative of the EFCC as a joint partner in the pursuit of global justice for the many victims of these BEC related crimes”.
 Amuegbunam, 30, who was on a student visa in the US was sentenced to 46months imprisonment and ordered to pay $615, 555.12 in restitution for his role in BEC scheme that caused $3.7million loss to US companies. The convict and other individuals were said to have between November 2013 and August 2015 sent fraudulent emails to companies in the Northern District of Texas and elsewhere containing misrepresentations that caused the companies to wire transfer funds as instructed on a pdf document that was attached to the email. Investigation into the crime followed reports by two companies in the Dallas Fort Worth area to the FBI Dallas Office that they had received targeted spear phishing emails allegedly from a top executive at a company authorising the company’s accounting department to make financial transfers for the company, a source that was traced to Amuegbunam. After complying with the spear-phishing email instructions to transfer funds, the companies became victims of the BEC scheme.
ruthie at 11:17 AM, 20 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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HIS ASS DESERVES TO BE IN JAIL FOR A DARN LONG TIME
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kixme at 12:55 PM, 20 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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US Over $3.7m... na small money na for that long term jail...
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gogoman at 03:32 PM, 20 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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JAIL TIME!!
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kaposky at 03:41 PM, 20 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: kixme on 12:55 PM, 20 Oct 17
US Over $3.7m... na small money na for that long term jail...
NA SO BRO, REAL SMALL MONEY INDEED BROS, MEN ARE AIMING TO GET MORETHAN THAT
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fineboy77 at 04:39 PM, 20 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Igbos aiming high through the good,the bad and the ugly. Abeg make we take am easy,hardwork pays
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james987 at 02:32 AM, 22 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Ah e no dey flow forever na.. When pocket dun full,switch to legit. No long thing. Sufferings are lessons for those who don't want to learn.
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