The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos Zonal office has arrested eight persons for Internet fraud. The suspected fraudsters were arrested around the Egbeda and Agege areas of Lagos, after they had defrauded their victims whom they had connected with on some online dating sites.
The suspects, Samsonre Olujobi; 28, Abraham Sunday; 32, Gabriel Ayo; 25, Omotayo Raphael; 25, Semiu Olawale; 23, Dafe Onosigho; 27, Ewiolo Elvis; 32, and Usiaka Louis; 22, had used different social media platforms, claimed to be Americans and used different pseudo names to defraud their victims of huge sums of money in different currencies.
They were however arrested after information had filtered to the Agency, who acted swiftly, monitored their alleged criminal activities and subsequently arrested them.
Evidence gotten from their emails contain account user names and passwords of their victims who are mainly Americans.
They had used names such Mau Rice, Melinda McGinnis, Abraham Raymond Dodson, Robert Mcintosh, Donald Great, Michael Black, J. Crabtree, Johna Kurz , Morgan Moore, Anthony Parker, David Smart and Alfred Norman.
The scammers who are experts at stealing domain names of persons and organizations also used their victims as money moles to transfer monies between countries.
The Agency said investigations is still ongoing and that suspects will be charged to court.