The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal office,
has arrested 13 suspected Internet fraudsters, better known as `yahoo
boys’, for conspiracy, possession of fraudulent documents and obtaining
money under false pretence.
The suspects are- Badejo Tobi; Abiola Dimeji; Anthony Godwin; Osoba Adeboye; Adelekan Abiodun and Awokoya Oriyomi Yusuf.
are:Oyatayo Ismail; Coffie Meschark; Sylvester Amaddin; Olawale Farouk;
Adeniran Tolani; Taiwo Michael and OyekanmiAyodeji.
were arrested on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in some parts of Lagos and
Ogun States, following intelligence report received by the Commission
about their activities.
The suspects allegedly confessed to be
involved in phishing, love scam, forgery, spoofing and business email
compromise, among other offences.
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Phishing is an attempt to
obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit
card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a
trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
the other hand, is a type of scam where an intruder attempts to gain
unauthorized access to a user’s system or information by pretending to
be the user.
Some of the suspects, who live flamboyantly without
any known sources of income, were said to have bought houses and exotic
cars from the proceeds of their criminal activities.
allegedly found to be in possession of forged contract papers of
multinational oil and gas companies, banks’ instruments and forged data
page of international passports of foreign nationals, among other
Other items recovered from the suspects included
laptops, flash drives, modems, one Range Rover SUV, one Toyota
Highlander, Two Toyota Corolla and one Toyota Camry.
The suspects will soon be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded