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SCARS™ Scam News: 11 Nigerians Indicted In U.S. Federal Court
11 Nigerians Indicted For Stealing Personal Information Of More Than 1,300 Employees Of Jacksonville Company
If convicted of fraud, the penalty is a maximum of 20 years in federal prison
By News4Jax.com Staff
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nearly a dozen Nigerian citizens accused of sending “phishing” emails to U.S. companies seeking employee identifying information have been indicted on conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced on Friday that 11 foreign nationals targeted multiple U.S. corporations with emails requesting that the companies’ payroll/human resources personnel send Internal Revenue Service W-2 forms containing employee information for review.