23 students arrested at Internet scam academy in Akwa Ibom

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The Economic and Financial Crimes has arrested 23 suspected students learning Internet scam also known as ‘yahoo-yahoo’.

Operatives of the commission busted an alleged training centre on Essien Essien Street, Ikot Ibiok Village, Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

Spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwajaren, said the fraudsters were arrested during an operation, which took place in the early hours of Thursday, November 28, 2019.

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He noted that the suspects between the ages of 19 and 35 years confessed that they were undergoing training in various aspects of cybercrime such as love scam, online trading scam, identity theft etc.

Uwajaren also disclosed that during questioning, the suspects narrated how they were recruited into the ‘academy’ to be trained in cybercrime in the regimented premises.


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