A few days after Nigerian internet fraudster Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai alongside his gang, The FBI released a list world’s most wanted cybercriminals. The list consists of 79 criminals: 16 Russians, 6 Nigerians, 20 Chinese, and 37 men of Arabic origin. However, the FBI used the 6 Nigerians as the Headline and Nigerians are furious about it
The FBI tweeted “Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses”
Help the #FBI find six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses. Read more about each defendant at https://t.co/Q1OToaIVsl, and submit tips at https://t.co/iL7sD5efWD. #FugitiveFriday pic.twitter.com/67TZPHLgHA
— FBI (@FBI) June 27, 2020
Nigerians took to Twitter to vent their anger about the click-bait tweet. Here are some reactions
Have you caught those white guys or are you using Nigeria to get attention?
— Baby boy 👼 (@Iam_ChisomLucky) June 27, 2020
This list has:
39 men of Arab origin
20 Chinese/Southeast Asian guys
But FBI has mentioned 6 Nigerians as the poster boys for this crime. Why exactly? https://t.co/eAb7KERsRB
— I R U N N I A ™ (@Irunnia_) June 27, 2020
I will tell you on that list there are 79 Criminals :16 Russians, 20 Chinese ,6 Nigerians and 37 Arabians but the headlines has to be 6 Nigerians,Just to make Nigerians look bad to the rest of the world🤦🏽♂️
To everyone hustling Legally in Nigeria May God bless your hustle.
— CHIEF, THE DADDY™🦁👳 (@Chief_umar) June 27, 2020
There are lot of Nigerians doing legitimate businesses around the world and It’s painful because these few bad eggs keep overshadowing the efforts of others. That’s why the FBI used those 6 Nigerians as click bait, a deliberate attempt to ridicule the country. Smh.
— Omoniyi Israel (@__Omoissy) June 27, 2020
Full list of the criminals
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