Nigerian man who used 16 phones to scam a $ 3 million scam from the detention center is arrested

Police have arrested Nigerian man accused of planning a $ 3 million email fraud scam from inside a detention center

A Nigerian man accused of planning a $ 3 million email scam from inside a detention center has been arrested.

Fisayo Oluwafemi allegedly executed the scam from inside the Villawood Detention Center in Sydney, where police seized 16 mobile phones, numerous SIM cards, identification information and several electronic storage devices on Thursday.

The 43-year-old is supposedly the leader of a criminal circle that attacks not only companies, but also women seeking love, according to the police.

According to the alleged scam, emails from forged or "falsified" email addresses were sent encouraging recipients to reveal personal details such as credit card numbers, account names and passwords, officials said.

The emails also allegedly urged people to send money in exchange for love or goods.

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Police have arrested Nigerian man accused of planning a $ 3 million email fraud scam from inside a detention center

Police have arrested Nigerian man accused of planning a $ 3 million email fraud scam from inside a detention center

On Thursday, Oluwafemi was taken to the Bankstown police station after Strike Force Woolana investigators, with the assistance of the Australian border force, searched the Villawood detention center.

Strike Force Woolana was established to investigate organized crime syndicates involved in fraudulent activities.

Mr. Oluwafemi was accused of deliberately directing activities of a criminal group, two counts of knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime and possessing identity information to commit an incriminating offense.

The police will argue to the court that led the scam and the group, which allegedly included two women and one man, all of African descent.

Mr. Oluwafemi was denied bail and must appear in the local Bankstown court on Friday.

Fisayo Oluwafemi, 43, allegedly executed the fraud from inside the Villawood Detention Center in Sydney, where he worked with three African intruders in a love scam, commercial scam and identity theft.

Fisayo Oluwafemi, 43, allegedly executed the fraud from inside the Villawood Detention Center in Sydney, where he worked with three African intruders in a love scam, commercial scam and identity theft.

This type of fraud is sent from forged or "forged" email addresses, which encourages recipients to reveal personal details such as credit card numbers, account names and passwords or send money in exchange for love.

This type of fraud is sent from forged or "forged" email addresses, which encourages recipients to reveal personal details such as credit card numbers, account names and passwords or send money in exchange for love.

Fisayo Oluwafemi (pictured) was accused of deliberately directing activities of a criminal group, two counts of knowingly trying to profit from the crime

Harriette Bangura (left), 36, accused of working with Mr. Oluwafemi, was arrested by the assault force on September 4

Harriette Bangura (left), 36, accused of working with Mr. Oluwafemi, was arrested by the assault force on September 4

Harriette Bangura (left), 36, accused of working with Mr. Oluwafemi, was arrested by the assault force on September 4

Harriette Bangura, 36, accused of working with Mr. Oluwafemi, was arrested by the attack force on September 4.

She has been charged with 11 counts of knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

Search warrants were executed for the Kingswood property in western Sydney and a Hoxton Park storage unit where police seized computers, electronic storage devices, mobile phones, SIM cards and documentation.

Harriette Bangura (center) received a strict conditional bail to reappear in the Local Court of Downing Center on November 1

Harriette Bangura (center) received a strict conditional bail to reappear in the Local Court of Downing Center on November 1

Harriette Bangura (center) received a strict conditional bail to reappear in the Local Court of Downing Center on November 1

The woman's Land Rover was also confiscated from a parking lot in St Mary's, which police said was purchased with criminal proceeds.

Ms. Bangura was granted a strict conditional bond to reappear at the Local Court Downing Center on November 1.

The police will argue in court that she was involved in the laundering of more than $ 480,000 under the alleged Oluwafemi fraud.

The police will argue in court that she was involved in the laundering of more than $ 480,000 under the alleged Oluwafemi fraud.

The police will argue in court that she was involved in the laundering of more than $ 480,000 under the alleged Oluwafemi fraud.

The police will argue in court that she was involved in the laundering of more than $ 480,000 under the alleged Oluwafemi fraud.

  The assault force also raided homes in Chester Hill and Granville, in western Sydney (pictured is the attack)

  The assault force also raided homes in Chester Hill and Granville, in western Sydney (pictured is the attack)

The assault force also raided homes in Chester Hill and Granville, in western Sydney (pictured is the attack)

The strike force also raided homes in Chester Hill and Granville, in western Sydney.

The police confiscated computers, mobile phones, SIM cards, methamphetamines and identity and financial documents, all of which are believed to have been stolen.

The raids led to the arrest of a man and a woman on September 5, both 20, on the property of Chester Hill.

Both are accused of working with Mr. Oluwafemi.

The 20-year-old man was charged with seven counts of recklessly using the proceeds of crime, possessing identity information with the intent to commit an incriminating offense and possession of drugs.

The police attest that he was involved in the union and laundered $ 90,000.

The police claim that the 20-year-old woman was laundering $ 17,000 fraudulently under the alleged Oluwafemi fraud.

The Granville couple was granted a strict conditional bail and on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, they will appear before the local Parramatta court.

The Granville couple was granted a strict conditional bail and on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, they will appear before the local Parramatta court.

Companies are encouraged to review their electronic bill payment practices to protect against scams

Companies are encouraged to review their electronic bill payment practices to protect against scams

The woman, 20 years old, (pictured) was accused of knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime

She was accused of knowingly dealing with the proceeds of the crime.

Young people of 20 years were granted a strict conditional bail and must appear in the local court of Parramatta on October 2.

A third woman, 36, was also arrested on Granville property for drug-related crimes. She must appear in the local court of Parramatta on October 2.

The investigation is ongoing.

Online fraud reports can be made to the Police Assistance Line.

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