Nigerian Police dismantle cybercrime recruitment, mentoring hub

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The Nigerian Police Form has arrested six suspects and dismantled a mentoring hub linked to cybercrime activities, including business email compromise, romance, and finance scams.

After receiving intelligence and investigating a group of individuals suspected of cybercrime, six individuals were arrested connected September 13th, 2023, successful nan Dantata property area.

As portion of this cognition nan Police authorities that they dismantled a cybercrime recruitment and mentoring hub successful Abuja, nan Federal Capital Territory (FCT), arsenic good arsenic seized respective integer devices believed to beryllium utilized successful criminal activities.

The authorities opportunity that nan threat actors confessed to their engagement successful cybercrime activities, including personality theft, hacking and trading of hacked Facebook accounts, romance scams, computer-related forgery, and different computer-related fraud.

Inspector General of Police Ag. IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, NPM, Ph.D., requested that nan public, family, friends, and belief groups condemn this activity and study suspicious online activity to nan constabulary to thief combat this type of crime.

"In addition, nan NPF wishes to impulse landlords/landladies, installation owners, to expose immoderate specified cybercrime recruitment centre and mentoring hubs noticed successful their areas aliases houses," sounds a Twitter station by the Nigerian Police Force.

"We request to break nan conspiracy of soundlessness and expose nan evil doers successful our society."

In May 2022, the FBI revealed that BEC scams led to nan theft of $43 cardinal based connected complaints received betwixt June 2016 and July 2019.

Earlier this year, the FTC warned that $1.3 cardinal was lost by 70,000 Americans to romance scams, and threat actors have stolen complete $2 cardinal successful 'pig butchering' cryptocurrency finance schemes successful 2022.

All online users should beryllium observant and suspicious of societal engineering attacks, whether via email aliases societal media, requesting that you supply delicate accusation aliases nonstop money.