The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Port Harcourt have arrested 10 internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) suspected of scamming victims in the United States of America.
The ten suspected have been paraded in Port Harcourt, River State on Thursday, December 20, 2018.
According to Daily Post, the coordinator of the South-South Zonal Office of the EFCC, Mr. Naghe Obono-Itam, the suspects are able to deceive their preys by asking for support after disguising as American soldiers fighting in a conflict zone, Afghanistan. He said:
“These people were talking to their American targets as if they were American Afghanistan fighters in need of support.
“They collect i-tunes from them and dispose them online in foreign currencies, preferably in dollars.”
He confirms that the EFCC was able to apprehend the suspects after receiving assistance from the Nigerian police.