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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.

They used “ addresses, which masked the actual email address, making it appear as if the message was sent from a high-level manager within the victim companies, accordin