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74 Email Fraudsters Arrested by FBI

74 Email Fraudsters Arrested by FBI

The US Department of Justice announced last Monday that 74 fraudsters, 42 of which are from the US, have been arrested for conducting “business email compromise” schemes to steal millions from both businesses and individuals. The fraudsters, soma hailing from Nigeria, Canada, Mauritius, and Poland, were caught through Operation Wire Wire where the FBI also seized $2.4 million and blocked and recovered a total of $14 million in fraudulent wire transfers. The operation also involved the efforts of the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Treasury, and the US Postal Inspection Service.   Source: ZDNet