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Those included business email compromise - accused of emailing an employee, pretending to be an executive at the organization, and ordering the employee to wire money to a designated account - as well as 419 (advanced fee fraud) and romance scams.
"'Mike' and his network of cybercriminals from Nigeria, Malaysia, and South Africa are believed to have conned more than million from various companies, with one victim alone losing more than million," according to security firm Trend Micro, which assisted Interpol and Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crime Commission with its investigation.
Prosecutors say the gang used a variety of email addresses - largely free webmail accounts registered with Google's Gmail service and Yahoo mail - to communicate with victims.
Some of those email addresses, the Justice Department says, allegedly included: The Department of Justice has asked anyone who believes they were a victim of the gang to come forward and fill out this questionnaire.
Or a timeshare, but there are taxes you need to take care of with a money order first.
Maybe your search for a car has paid off with an unbelievable deal, but there are application fees you need to cover with a wire transfer.
This is just the latest case in which the Justice Department has charged foreigners - including Nigerian nationals - with phishing attacks and fraud as part of romance scams.
See Also: Addressing the Identity Risk Factor in the Age of 'Need It Now' Rasaq Aderoju Raheem, 31, was sentenced to serve 115 years in prison; Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, 30, was sentenced to serve 95 years; and Femi Alexander Mewase, 45, was sentenced to 25 years, according to the U. In addition, Ayelotan and Raheem were found guilty of conspiracies to commit bank fraud and money laundering.
Part of the alleged fraud involved attackers using the stolen credentials to log into the site of payroll processor ADP and add fake employees onto companies' books.