The arrests were the culmination of "Operation Wire Wire", a six-month campaign that involved the DOJ, the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Treasury, and the US Postal Inspection Service.
Punch reports that the United States Department of Justice announced that the suspects include 29 in Nigeria, and three in Canada, Mauritius and Poland.
Law enforcement also seized almost $2.4 million as part of the operation, and recovered approximately $14 million in fraudulent wire transfers by disrupting the BEC schemes, the DOJ said. This "cyber-enabled financial fraud" - which originated in Nigeria, the same source of the notorious Nigerian prince email scams - fools victims into believing they're sending money to business partners, while they're really giving thousands of dollars away to thieves. Sometimes they'll ask for sensitive information such as employee tax records instead of, or in addition to, asking for money.
The FBI said people have reported losing more than $3.7bn since it started tracking the issue through its Internet Crime Complaint Center. They then use the accounts to direct employees to transfer funds into bank accounts controlled by criminals. The fraudsters will also target individuals with romance or lottery scams.
Starting in January, the coordinated enforcement action targeted hundreds of BEC scammers, officials say.
It culminated in more than two weeks of intensified law enforcement activity resulting in 73 arrests in the US and overseas, primarily in Nigeria, and the recovery or seizure of about $6 million.
Fraud-fighting expert Shirley Inscoe, senior analyst at Aite Group, notes: "It is always a very positive thing to see law enforcement agencies working together internationally to fight fraud and punish the perpetrators. When this amount of money can be stolen with little risk of getting caught, there will always be people willing to commit fraud".
In a statement published on the agency's website, it said, the operation was a coordinated effort by the federal authorities including the Department of Justice and the FBI aimed at intercepting illegal wire transfers from businesses and individuals across the globe.
The value of six-year-old Grab will be just over $10 billion after the investment, said a person familiar with the matter. As part of this agreement, Toyota will invest US$1 billion (RM4 billion) in Grab.
Incapable de continuer de parler de son papa décédé en 2007, Vincent Cassel a tenté de détendre l'atmosphère les yeux larmoyants. La vérité il faut que je vous dise. -, en avouant: " J'ai encore dû mal à parler de mon père ".
Bobby Messett is being remembered as a kind and gentle family man who's life has been tragically cut short. Former Ireland worldwide Damien Duff was also among those bidding farewell to the father-of-three.
Dashcam captured the May incident and shows the officer running after the boy before pulling him to safety. The 1-year-old was running alongside traffic, including large trucks whizzing by at risky speeds.
D'étoile, il en sera question quinze jours après l'enregistrement de ces images, quand les Bleus soulèveront la Coupe du monde. "La France va tout faire pour passer devant l'Argentine dans ce Mondial ".
The mercurial forward posed for pictures this week in the official team kit, looking both in good shape and in high spirits. It remains unclear if he will be fit to feature in their opening fixture against Uruguay on Friday.
D'ailleurs, le document signé par les présidents Trump et Kim engage la dénucléarisation complète de la péninsule coréenne . Il a ajouté que le monde pourrait observer " un changement majeur " avant de quitter le sommet organisé à Singapour .
In a weird trend dating back to 1930, in years horse racing sees a Triple Crown - Notre Dame football enjoys a successful season . In an email to Newsday, Hart wrote: "The best horse won. but Noble Indy got a raw deal in how the race was run".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said that passing the defense measure is at the top of his to-do list this week. The ban was imposed after the company made false statements about disciplining some executives responsible for the violations.
Cette surtaxe pourrait coûter des milliards de dollars aux producteurs canadiens et allemands si elle venait à se matérialiser. La première ministre britannique, Theresa May, a également fait des pieds et des mains, lundi, afin de remercier M.
Awaiting sentencing, Fyre Festival promoter arrested again
NYC VIP Access was purporting to sell tickets to major events such as the Grammys, the Met Gala, Coachella, and the Super Bowl. McFarland is accused of running a sham business called NYC VIP Access from late 2017 up until March 2018.
Le dossier du nouveau stade bien avancé — OM
Je souhaitais attirer votre attention sur l'état déplorable de la pelouse du stade Orange Vélodrome tout au long de cette saison". Mais Jacques-Henri Eyraud n'est pas inquiet outre mesure.
Topekans help victims of the Fuego Volcano
"But like other natural hazards, the exact size, timing and flow direction of a volcanic eruption is unknown". Authorities in Guatemalan have already launched an investigation into the official response to the crises.