The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in the United States of America has declared wanted Nigerian man, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode over fraud.
According to the FBI in a post on its website, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme which defrauded over 70 different businesses in the US, resulting in a combined loss of over 6m dollars.
Kayode was said to have provided bank accounts to others that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers.
Kayode also allegedly conducted BEC and romance fraud schemes himself.
On August 21, 2019, Kayode, along with Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpoh and Nnamdi Orson Benson was indicted in the United State District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska on charges of conspiracy to commit Wire Fraud.
On August 22, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.
EFCC Warns Against Falling Victim To Online Scammers
Meanwhile, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned the general public to be wary of the antics of scammers who lure people to open online accounts with them.
The warning, which was posted on the Commission’s Facebook, says: “Scammers are opening fake accounts and offering unbelievable discounts to lure people into giving huge amounts.
“Be wise, don’t be among the counts of people used for their cashouts.”
Speaking further about the development, the acting spokesperson of the anti- graft agency: Mr. Dele Oyewale,spoke to newsmen on the activities of the scammers.