The Uyo Zonal Office of the Eonomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday September 2, 2019, captured six presumed web fraudsters, who had some expertise in hacking into Facebook records of clueless exploited people and swindle people in the traded off records’ contact list.
They were captured in a two-room condo, situated on No. 54 Church Road, Off Calabar Itu Expressway, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, following knowledge report on their detestable exercises.
The every single male suspect are: Lawrence Nnamdi-Mba Ebesike; Prince E. Udeh; Chijioke Victor; Promise Odimba; Ugbor Ifeanyi and Prince Anthony, all inside 22 and 29 years age section.
During cross examination, the suspects said the loft which fill in as their home and office was leased by their pioneer, Ebesike. They expressed that they have just made about $4,000,00 (Four thousand United States Dollars) from digital misrepresentation.
Ebesike who professed to be a performer with the stage name “Lawre Blue” admitted to the wrongdoing and gave a point by point record of how they complete their tasks on Facebook.
“I am into web extortion. Some portion of how I work is that I alter Facebook accounts, go to Google and scan for pictures of United State military staff. I download a portion of these photos and put them on my phony Facebook accounts. In the wake of doing that, I target outsiders, generally old white ladies who are needing men. I remain online throughout the day attempting to become a close acquaintence with them. Subsequent to persuading them, I will cause them to apply for my leave with the goal that I can see them,” Ebesike admitted.
He further uncovered that the syndicate has a US-based accomplice, named Benjamin Best, whom he said furnishes them with the record where their unfortunate casualties make installments into.
“Subsequent to persuading my exploited people, Benjamin will give a record to me to offer them to pay the cash into. He for the most part takes his bonus before sending mine to me,” he said.
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