General News of Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Six persons out of the 11 suspected Gold scammers that have defrauded a US-based company of 10 million dollars to supply it with gold bars have been arrested.
They are being charged with 18 counts of defrauding by false pretenses and breach of the Electronic Transactions Act 2008 (Act 772).
The six are Maxwell Peter, Babatunde Martins, Bernard Emurhowhoariogho Okorhi, Dana Brady, James Dean, Javier Luis and Ramos Alonso.
Those on the run include; Sumaila Hardy, Victor Daniel Fortune Okorhi, Dennis Noah, Olufoajimi Abegunde, Ayodeji Olumde Ojo.
According to the Police Charge sheet as presented to the District Court in Accra Tuesday, the suspects from 2007 to 2016 presented themselves as gold dealers and succeeded in getting the US-based company to release a whopping $10Million to supply it with gold.
The gold scammers, continued the EOCO investigative report, created a bogus email usually containing either an attachment or a link to a malicious website which was linked to the said real estate company and infected the company’s entire computer network and harvested information including company files, credentials and gave the accused persons access to sensitive information which aided them to dupe the company.