The United States government has penalized six Nigerians over $6million social deceptive against its citizens.

US secretary of state, Micheal Pompeo disclose this in a statement published on the department of state’s website on Tuesday.

Pompeo noted that the victims were unlawful via the use of accurate information and financial equipment received by manipulative means which will not be acceptable.

The Nigerians culprits were named as Benson Orson, Kayode Abiola, Ogunshakin Alex, Okpoh Felix, Olorunyomi Micheal, Uzuh Richard.

These names were also added in Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) specially designated nationals list, under the section of “cyber-related designation”.

The statement read in parts: “Technological advancements that provide greater interconnectivity also offer greater opportunity for exploitation by malicious actors who target at-risk Americans.

“ Today, in coordination with the US Department of Justice, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control took action against six Nigerian nationals, pursuant to Executive Order 13694 as amended, for conducting an elaborate online scheme to steal more than $6 million from victims across the United States.”

The six Nigerians manipulated their victims to gain access to their sensitive information and financial resources according to the statement released.

Pompeo said further that the US will henceforth not accept such unlawful misuse of technology.

“The U.S will use all of the tools at our disposal to defend the American citizens and businesses from malign actors that seek to target them, including cyber-enabled actors who prey on vulnerable Americans and businesses,” the statement added.

Remember that Popular Instagram celebrity, Raymond Igbalodely a.k.a. Hushpuppi was apprehended in Dubai for reportedly hacking into the United States (US) unemployed database and windle citizens of millions belongs for citizens of Americans in the fight against COVID-19.

The international organization said while speaking on his arrest, Hushpuppi will be extradited from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria to face alleged multiple fraud charges.

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