Two Found Guilty in Online Dating Cyber Fraud Case

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Two men were found guilty on Wednesday of charges related to an international cyber fraud scheme. According to the Department of Justice (DoJ), Olufolajimi Abegunde, a Nigerian citizen and resident of Atlanta, and Javier Luis Ramos-Alonso, a Mexican citizen residing in Seaside, Calif., “participated in a criminal organization in which members ‘spoofed’ emails and created fake profiles on dating websites in order to fool victims into sending money to bogus bank accounts under the control of members of the conspiracy.” The money was subsequently laundered and sent out of the United States. Five others pled guilty to be involved in the scheme and three foreign nationals are awaiting extradition to the U.S.

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