Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nigeria's anti graft police shuts 800 scam websites

LAGOS — Nigeria's anti-corruption police said Friday they had shut down some 800 scam websites and busted 18 syndicates of email fraudsters in a drive to curb cyber-crime the country is notorious for.

"Over 800 fraudulent e-mail addresses have been identified and shut down," Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss Farida Waziri said.

"There have been 18 arrests of high profile syndicates operating cyber-crime organisations," she added.


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