"Operation Wire Wire", a coordinated effort by Interpol, national police forces, and US agencies including the FBI, DoJ, Homeland Security, Treasury Department, Secret Service, and the Postal Inspection Service, was conducted over a six-month period.
Seventy-four people were arrested worldwide, including 42 in the United States, 29 in Nigeria, and three others in Canada, Mauritius, and Poland.
Today's statement also said that federal authorities seized almost $2.4 million and disrupted and recovered approximately $14 million in fraudulent wire transfers.
BEC scams typically involve messages that impersonate a company official requesting the urgent payment of funds, resulting in fraudulent wire transfers or checks. Sometimes they'll ask for sensitive information such as employee tax records instead of, or in addition to, asking for money. The fraudsters send emails that appear to be from trusted corporate executives or vendors, which instruct targeted employees to wire funds to accounts controlled by criminals.
Why Kim leaves Singapore with real achievements
China, meanwhile was effusive about the talks, with Foreign Minister Wang Yi saying the two sides were "creating a new history". So number one we save money, a lot, and number two, it really is something that I think they [North Korea] very much appreciate.
It said, "Foreign citizens perpetrate many BEC scams".
"During Operation WireWire, U.S. law enforcement agents executed more than 51 domestic actions, including search warrants, asset seizure warrants, and money mule warning letters". However, these various cyber-fraud schemes result in billions of lost dollars, and it seems unlikely that a big dent can be made in catching all the perpetrators.
It said the arrests reflect a coordinated crackdown on people who convince correspondents to wire them money for fraudulent activities.
He adds: "Of course, with all of the losses and only $2.4 million recovered, you have to believe that this group was only a small part of the problem".
"We will continue to work together with our law enforcement partners around the world to end these fraud schemes and protect the hard-earned assets of our citizens", Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray said in a statement.
Police noted that it was 95 degrees that day in Memphis and that there were no air vents in the back of the Ford Explorer. Police in Memphis have arrested a woman after a viral video shows her traveling with two children in pet kennels.
That's the same event where Doom was shown-off behind closed doors some years ago, so feels like the natural base for the game. With a clear, back-to-the-basics approach, the game was a commercial and critical success upon its release in 2016.
Support that was previously available in the Mobile devices forum will continue in the Other Windows mobile devices topic. Microsft is discontinuing support for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 RT (so, Windows RT in general), among others.
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Griezmann insists he is made a decision on his club future but has refused to reveal if he will remain with Atletico next season. The forward has been expected to confirm his future before the World Cup and said Saturday that was still the case.
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The government is resisting the changes, which are aimed at softening the terms of the U.K.'s exit from the European Union. That has potentially seismic consequences for the protracted and increasingly messy split from Brussels.
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Toyota to buy $1-billion stake in Grab
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Macedonia and Greece reach agreement in name dispute
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MTV Developing Aeon Flux Live-Action Reboot
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Dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot someone is arrested
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NYC parade puts focus on Puerto Rico's plight
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