EFCC busts foreign job scammers in Kaduna


The suspects

The suspects

Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested one Obi Sobenna Jude and Robert Sunday Olaoluwa, for defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

The suspects allegedly defrauded their victims through job scam, by posing as foreigners working for American companies on the internet.

According to the EFCC, the intelligence report was received and acted on by the Intelligence and Special Operations Section, ISOS, of the Kaduna zone.

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Upon receipt of the intel, operatives swung into action and stormed the residence of the suspects on February 29, 2020, at New GRA, Bayan Gida Yerima Gyade, Bauchi State where they were arrested.

The EFCC said under cross-examination, they confessed to the fact that they had been using different techniques to defraud their victims, principally through the website: snagajob.com (a supposed job advert platform), where they posed as hiring managers of TTEC, reputable company in USA and paxful.com (another supposed platform) for trading bitcoins.