- US security agents have busted 281 alleged fraudsters in the United States and overseas
- The culprits included 167 in Nigeria, 18 in Turkey and 15 in Ghana
- The operation also resulted in the seizure of nearly $3.7 million
Over 180 persons have been arrested in Ghana and Nigeria by United States (US) federal authorities over alleged internet scam.
According to federal authorities in the US, a total of 281 persons have been arrested following a collaborative swoop with other security agencies.
Known as Operation reWired, the exercise was conducted over a four-month period in the US and other countries to disrupt a multibillion-dollar internet scam.
There was a coordinated law enforcement effort by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the U.S. Department of State.
Among the arrested persons are 167 in Nigeria, 18 in Turkey and 15 in Ghana. Also, Arrests were made in France, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, and the UK.
Meanwhile, the said operation has led to the retrieval of about $3.7 million which was almost lost to the cyber fraudsters.
The scammers reportedly targeted businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments and employees with access to company finances.
“In this latest four-month operation, we have arrested 74 people in the United States and 207 others have been arrested overseas for alleged financial fraud,” Chief Postal Inspector, Gary Barksdale, said.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that at least six nursing students of the Koforidua Nursing and Midwifery Training College have been sacked.
The students were dismissed as a result of poor academic performances, while about 20 others were also repeated. Star News reports that the affected students are mostly students pursuing Registered Midwifery Course.
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