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In another recent high profile case, following a 13-month long investigation, the FBI arrested Nigerian Obinwanne Okeke in an million BEC fraud case.Before his arrest, Okeke had posed a successful entrepreneur and was featured on a Forbes 30-under-30 list as well a BBC Focus on Africa program.But the bigger challenge is with the country’s law enforcement and justice systems which are seen as either being unable to tackle the problem or unwilling to do so.

I've spent hours on the phone with tech support scammers, and I've hunted down bot networks spreading fake news.

But for some reason, I've lately become a magnet for an entirely different sort of scammer—a kind that uses social media platforms to run large-scale wire-fraud scams and other confidence games.

Beyond the arrests that have already been made, the US is working with foreign counterparts to arrest 57 more indicted subjects.

And citing previous success with extraditing Nigerian citizens to the US in the past, US district attorny Nicola Hanna says the US will seek to extradite indicted defendants believed to be in Nigeria.

A series of arrests by the Federal Bureau of Investigations in the US has nabbed one of the “most prolific” rings of Nigerian fraudsters operating in the country.

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