US Freezes Assets Of Nigerians Over $6m Romance Scams

The US authorities say they have frozen the assets of six Nigerian nationals for cyber fraud amounting to about $6m (£4.7m).

The fraudsters targeted American individuals and small businesses in an "elaborate scheme’’ of romantic fraud or by impersonating business executives.

They allegedly received illegal money transfers and manipulated their victims to access their usernames, password and bank details.