Four suspects cuffed, face extradition to US over tax refund scam plot

Four men suspected of plotting to commit wire fraud and identity theft have been arrested and now face extradition to America.

It is alleged they conspired to break into US companies’ servers, steal people’s personally identifiable information (PII), use that info to file fraudulent tax returns to Uncle Sam, and collect victims’ tax refunds.

In newly unsealed indictments, the Feds also ordered the four to forfeit any property and other assets that can be traced to any ill-gotten gains. Nigerian citizens Akinola Taylor and Kazeem Olanrewaju Runsewe, along with UK citizen Olayemi Adafin, were arrested on November 30 in London (Taylor and Adafin) and Sweden (Runswewe). Another Nigerian, Olakunle Oyebanjo, was arrested a day later in London.

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Source: The Register