A 40-year-old Nigerian behind thousands of online scams the world over has been arrested in Port Harcourt, according to Interpol in Nigeria.
According to a BBC news report, “Mike” is alleged to be the head of a network of 40 individuals behind global scams worth more than $60m (£45m).
Mike’s mode of operation involves using malware to take over systems to compromise emails, as well as romance scams.
“In one case, a target was conned into paying out $15.4 m (£11m),” Interpol said in a statement.
He is also allegedly to ran a money laundering network in China, Europe, and the US.
“The network compromised email accounts of small to medium-sized businesses around the world including in Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, Romania, South Africa, Thailand and the United States,” the statement said.