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BCLCC Halts Cyber Delinquents Exploiting Social Media for Online Fraud – Burkina Faso

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In a significant operation against cybercrime, the Burkina Faso Central Brigade for Combating Cybercrime (BCLCC) has successfully put an end to the activities of a group of two (02) suspected cyber delinquents.

Specializing in identity theft followed by online fraud, K. R and I. E, both students, posed as mobile phone sellers on social media platforms, particularly on Facebook, using the accounts “L NABA DAISHI” and “OUEDRAGO Mahamado.”

Modus Operandi: Identity Theft and Deceptive Phone Sales

Each member of the group posted images of mobile phones downloaded from the internet through the aforementioned accounts, offering them at very attractive prices to lure potential victims.

When an interested customer contacted a group member and agreed on the price, they demanded payment in advance or the full purchase amount via mobile payment solutions. Subsequently, the customer received a promise of receiving the phone through transportation companies. Once K. R and I.E received the payment, they cut off all contact with the victim.

Legal Actions and Acknowledgments

Following their arrest and subsequent interrogation at the BCLCC headquarters, all parties admitted to the charges. The suspected cyber delinquents have been brought before the Prosecutor of Faso at the Ouaga I High Court to answer for their crimes.

The BCLCC expresses gratitude to the entire population and the Central Police Station in the city of Manga, whose contributions were instrumental in achieving this result. Additionally, it advises users to remain vigilant when making online purchases.

Conclusion: Safeguarding Online Transactions and Enhancing Cybersecurity

The BCLCC’s swift action highlights the ongoing efforts to protect citizens from online fraud. This case serves as a reminder of the need for caution during online transactions and the importance of collaborative efforts between law enforcement and the public to create a secure online environment. The BCLCC remains committed to its mission of combating cybercrime and ensuring a safer digital space for all.

Ouaissou DEMBELE
Ouaissou DEMBELEhttps://cybercory.com
Ouaissou DEMBELE is an accomplished cybersecurity professional and the Editor-In-Chief of cybercory.com. He has over 10 years of experience in the field, with a particular focus on Ethical Hacking, Data Security & GRC. Currently, Ouaissou serves as the Co-founder & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Saintynet, a leading provider of IT solutions and services. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company's cybersecurity strategy, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, and identifying and mitigating potential threats, as well as helping the company customers for better & long term cybersecurity strategy. Prior to his work at Saintynet, Ouaissou held various positions in the IT industry, including as a consultant. He has also served as a speaker and trainer at industry conferences and events, sharing his expertise and insights with fellow professionals. Ouaissou holds a number of certifications in cybersecurity, including the Cisco Certified Network Professional - Security (CCNP Security) and the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), ITIL. With his wealth of experience and knowledge, Ouaissou is a valuable member of the cybercory team and a trusted advisor to clients seeking to enhance their cybersecurity posture.

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