A 30-year-old suspected internet fraudster, Victor Ojionu, who specialized in hacking into credits cards of Nigerians and foreign nationals, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) in Abuja, for stealing over N500million within five years.
Ojionu, who is currently undergoing interrogation at the Abuja office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) succeeded in his nefarious trade by using a popular online retail website Amazon.Com where he allegedly sells books.
The Imo State-born suspect designed a payment portal, known as Payoneer, which he linked to his book website on Amazon.Com and he stole credit cards details and identities of owners using the payment portal.
After Ojionu has succeeded in stealing the credit cards details of his victims, he would proceed to buy baby diapers, wipers, wristwatches, and other expensive items from another online retail store, Alibaba.Com in China and he would send the purchased items to Ghana, where they would be sold to his waiting buyers.
After the items have been sold, the suspect would travel to Ghana, retrieve his money from his buyers and send the proceed to Nigeria through a Bureau de Change operator.