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Full list of the world’s most wanted fraudsters released by the FBI

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released the full list of the world’s most wanted fraudsters. The official website…

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released the full list of the world’s most wanted fraudsters.

The official website of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released the full list of the world’s most wanted fraudsters.

They shared their photos and names as well as their crimes committed. Take a look at the full details below:

RICHARD IZUCHUKWU UZUH

Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.

Uzuh and his co-conspirators, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, allegedly sent spoofed emails to thousands of businesses in the United States requesting fraudulent wire transfers.

Uzuh allegedly worked with money launderers, romance scammers, and others involved in BEC schemes to launder the proceeds of their crimes through a complex network of witting and unwitting people in the United States and abroad.  On October 18, 2016, Uzuh was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Wire Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.  On October 19, 2016, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.

ALEX AFOLABI OGUNSHAKIN
ALEX AFOLABI OGUNSHAKIN

Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.

Ogunshakin allegedly provided bank accounts to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, and other co-conspirators Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers. Ogunshakin allegedly also assisted in these schemes by sending spoofed emails to businesses used to solicit fraudulent wire transfers. Ogunshakin allegedly later conducted his own BEC schemes, learning from Uzuh and others. On August 21, 2019, Ogunshakin was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud. On August 22, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.

FELIX OSILAMA OKPOH
FELIX OSILAMA OKPOH

Felix Osilama Okpoh is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.

Okpoh allegedly provided hundreds of bank accounts to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh and other co-conspirators, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers. Bank accounts that Okpoh allegedly provided to Uzuh received fraudulent wire transfers from victim businesses totalling over $1,000,000 USD.

On August 21, 2019, Okpoh was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud. On August 22, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.

ABIOLA AYORINDE KAYODE
ABIOLA AYORINDE KAYODE

Abiola Ayorinde Kayode is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.

Kayode allegedly provided bank accounts to others that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers. Kayode also allegedly conducted BEC and romance fraud schemes himself.

On August 21, 2019, Kayode, along with Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpoh, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud. On August 22, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.

NNAMDI ORSON BENSON

Nnamdi Orson Benson is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.

Benson allegedly provided bank accounts to Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh that were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers. Benson also allegedly conducted romance fraud and advanced fee fraud schemes himself.

On August 21, 2019, Benson, along with Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpoh, and Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud. On August 22, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.

Micheal Olorunyomi is wanted for his alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme that defrauded over 70 different businesses in the United States resulting in combined losses of over $6,000,000 USD.

MICHEAL OLORUNYOMI
MICHEAL OLORUNYOMI

Olorunyomi allegedly conducted romance fraud schemes often targeting vulnerable elders or widows. Olorunyomi allegedly defrauded several victims out of more than $1,000,000 USD. Additionally, the bank accounts of many of Olorunyomi’s alleged romance scam victims were provided to other co-conspirators to be used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from other fraud schemes.

On November 13, 2019, Olorunyomi was indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Identity Theft, and Access Device Fraud. On November 14, 2019, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.

MAKSIM VIKTOROVICH YAKUBETS
MAKSIM VIKTOROVICH YAKUBETS

Maksim Viktorovich Yakubets is wanted for his involvement with computer malware that infected tens of thousands of computers in both North America and Europe, resulting in actual financial losses in the tens of millions of dollars.

Specifically, Yakubets was involved in the installation of malicious software known as “Zeus”, which was disseminated through phishing emails and used to capture victims’ online banking credentials. These credentials were then used to steal money from the victims’ bank accounts. On August 22, 2012, an individual was charged in a superseding indictment under the moniker “aqua” in the District of Nebraska with conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity, conspiracy to commit computer fraud and identity theft, aggravated identity theft, and multiple counts of bank fraud.

On November 14, 2019, a criminal complaint was issued in the District of Nebraska that ties the previously indicted moniker of “aqua” to Yakubets and charges him with conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Yakubets is also allegedly the leader of the Bugat/Cridex/Dridex malware conspiracy wherein he oversaw and managed the development, maintenance, distribution, and infection of the malware. Yakubets allegedly conspired to disseminate the malware through phishing emails, to use the malware to capture online banking credentials, and to use these captured credentials to steal money from the victims’ bank accounts. He, subsequently, used the malware to install ransomware on victims’ computers.

Yakubets was indicted in the Western District of Pennsylvania, on November 13, 2019, and was charged with Conspiracy, Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, and Intentional Damage to a Computer.

IGOR OLEGOVICH TURASHEV
IGOR OLEGOVICH TURASHEV

Igor Olegovich Turashev is wanted for his involvement with computer malware which infected tens of thousands of computers, in both North America and Europe, resulting in financial losses in the tens of millions of dollars. Turashev allegedly handled a variety of responsibilities for the Bugat/Cridex/Dridex malware conspiracy including system administration, management of internal control panels, and oversight of the botnet operations. He allegedly conspired to disseminate the malware through phishing emails, to use the malware to capture online banking credentials, and to use these captured credentials to steal money from the victims’ bank accounts. He, subsequently, used the malware to install ransomware on victims’ computers.

Turashev was indicted in the Western District of Pennsylvania, on November 13, 2019, and was charged with Conspiracy, Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, and Intentional Damage to a Computer.

FUJIE WANG
FUJIE WANG

On May 7, 2019, a grand jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, indicted two individuals for conspiracy to commit fraud and related activity in connection with computers, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and causing intentional damage to a protected computer.

The subjects, including Fujie Wang, were alleged members of a hacking group operating in China that conducted intrusion campaigns targeting the computer systems of large businesses in the United States, including a large health benefits company in Indiana.

It is alleged that, between February of 2014 and January of 2015, the subjects conspired to intentionally access computer networks to identify and ultimately steal data concerning approximately 78.8 million persons from computer networks, including names, health identification numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, employment information, and income data. Once the information was collected, it was allegedly placed in encrypted files and sent to destinations in China.

MOJTABA MASOUMPOUR
MOJTABA MASOUMPOUR

Mojtaba Masoumpour is wanted for his alleged involvement in criminal activities to include computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft. Masoumpour allegedly created and operated false social media personas in furtherance of a malicious cyber campaign targeting current and former members of the United States Intelligence Community. Masoumpour allegedly conducted this activity at the behest of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

On February 8, 2019, a grand jury in the United States District Court, District of Columbia, indicted Masoumpour, and others and a federal arrest warrant were issued for him after he was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Computer Intrusion, Computer Intrusion, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Aiding and Abetting.

BEHZAD MESRI
BEHZAD MESRI

Behzad Mesri is wanted for his alleged involvement in criminal activities to include computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft. Mesri was the CEO of an Iranian entity that allegedly worked at the behest of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and was allegedly used in furtherance of a malicious cyber campaign targeting current and former members of the United States Intelligence Community.

On February 8, 2019, a grand jury in the United States District Court, District of Columbia, indicted Mesri, and others, and a federal arrest warrant was issued for him after he was charged with conspiracy, attempted computer intrusions, and aggravated identity theft.

Mesri was previously charged with unauthorized access to computer systems, stealing proprietary data from those systems, and attempted extortion for approximately $6 million in Bitcoin. On November 8, 2017, a grand jury in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, indicted Mesri and a federal arrest warrant was issued for him after he was charged with Computer Fraud – Unauthorized Access to a Protected Computer; Wire Fraud; Computer Fraud – Threatening to Impair the Confidentiality of Information; Computer Fraud – Threatening to Damage a Protected Computer/Impair the Confidentiality of Information; Interstate Transmission of an Extortionate Communication; and Aggravated Identity Theft.

HOSSEIN PARVAR
HOSSEIN PARVAR

Hossein Parvar is wanted for his alleged involvement in criminal activities to include computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft.

Parvar allegedly created and operated false social media personas in furtherance of a malicious cyber campaign targeting current and former members of the United States Intelligence Community. Parvar allegedly conducted this activity at the behest of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

On February 8, 2019, a grand jury in the United States District Court, District of Columbia, indicted Parvar, and others, and a federal arrest warrant was issued for him after he was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Computer Intrusion, Computer Intrusion, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Aiding and Abetting.

 

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