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One Udochukwu Ugochukwu Simeon, who allegedly creates fraudulent clones of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) email address and uses same to defraud unsuspecting victims, have been picked up by the anti-graft agency.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren

According to Uwujaren, Simon, 26, created an Outlook email account of the commission, “efccnigeria.org.ng@outlook.com” and a webmail, info@efcc-nigeria.org.ng  which he uses to impersonate the EFCC.

He said investigation by the Cybercrimes Unit at the commission’s headquarters, Abuja indicates that the suspect also uses the two fake e-mail accounts to send messages to his victims, while posing as an officer of the commission trying to help his victims recover their stolen monies.

The EFCC spokesman said, “Before his arrest on April 21, 2021, the suspect had already received over $3,000 (Three Thousand US Dollars) from some of his victims.

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“Ugochukwu’s activities amount to forgery, identity theft, impersonation and cybersquatting.”

He added that the suspect will be charged to court upon the completion of the investigation.

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