INTERPOL Confirms the Arrest of Instagram Big Shot Hushpuppi : #BEC Scam
“It is true that Hushpuppi was arrested by the INTERPOL. We are currently working on bringing him to Nigeria to face charges of fraud.
#Hushpuppi and two of his associates, Mr Woodberry and Efe, were arrested three days ago, June 10, for allegedly hacking into the United States (US) unemployed database and impersonating citizens qualified for unemployment funds.
According to The Nation, Huspuppi and his accomplices in Nigeria — Dubai and other countries allegedly defrauded the US government of over $100 million meant for Native Americans in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
They were arrested after weeks of investigation by the US Secret Service following the alarm raised in May about a crime ring of suspected Nigerians who broke into the personal information of citizens.
They used false unemployment claims to cart away hundreds of millions of dollars reserved to help jobless American people.
They were alleged to have filed in so many names of Americans who were still working to various state unemployment offices and collected money from the system.
They were alleged to have used information stolen from first responders, government personnel, and school employees.