The United State of America has sanctioned six Nigerians for defrauding the country of six million dollars ($6m). The US Secretary of State, Micheal Pompeo, on the department of state’s website on Tuesday made the announcement. the
He said the cyber fraud which took $6m from US citizens was done via the use of sensitive information and financial resources which were gotten by manipulating the innocent people and it is high time the US government put an end to this.
The names of the Nigerians listed were
- Benson Orson
- Kayode Abiola
- Ogunshakin Alex
- Okpoh Felix
- Olorunyomi Micheal
- Uzuh Richard.
According to a report by DAILY POST, their names above were also included in Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) specially designated nationals list, under the section of “cyber-related designation”.
“Technological advancements that provide greater interconnectivity also offer greater opportunity for exploitation by malicious actors who target at-risk Americans.
“ Today, in coordination with the US Department of Justice, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control took action against six Nigerian nationals, pursuant to Executive Order 13694 as amended, for conducting an elaborate online scheme to steal more than $6 million from victims across the United States.”
“The U.S will use all of the tools at our disposal to defend the American citizens and businesses from malign actors that seek to target them, including cyber-enabled actors who prey on vulnerable Americans and businesses,”