EFCC returns $4,040 to Brazilian victim of internet fraud

Debora Moreira, a Brazilian victim of internet fraud, has acknowledged the receipt of the sum of $4,040 which was recovered on her behalf by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC.


Moreira lost the money to  Emmanuel Tope, a convicted fraudster,  in a romance scam.


EFCC commenced investigation of the scam in March 2019 and successfully recovered the money,  prosecuted, and got the fraudster convicted.


EFCC in a statement released said the proceeds of crime were remitted into the victim’s account with Bank Itau S/A, Rua Americo Brasiliense, through the Central Bank of Nigeria.


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