Nigerian Fraud Ring at Work Ripping Off America Again

As our Chinese virus-generated economic collapse continues, helping to move that process along, the Secret Service is investigating a complex Nigerian fraud scheme to rip us off using the unemployment assistance meant for Americans who have lost their jobs.

Several states have been hit so far by the “sophisticated” attack, but authorities believe the hit will become more widespread.

Nigerian fraudsters have played a major role on the pages of ‘Frauds and Crooks.’  See my Nigeria tag!

From the New York Times:

Feds Suspect Vast Fraud Network Is Targeting U.S. Unemployment Systems

 

SEATTLE — A group of international fraudsters appears to have mounted an immense, sophisticated attack on U.S. unemployment systems, creating a network that has already siphoned millions of dollars in payments that were intended to avert an economic collapse, according to federal authorities.

The attackers have used detailed information about U.S. citizens, such as social security numbers that may have been obtained from cyber hacks of years past, to file claims on behalf of people who have not been laid off, officials said. The attack has exploited state unemployment systems at a time when they are straining to process a crush of claims from an employment crisis unmatched since the Great Depression.

Suzi LeVine

With many states rushing to pay claims, payments have gone straight to direct-deposit accounts. In Washington State, the agency tasked with managing unemployment claims there began realizing the extent of the problem in recent days when still-employed people called to question why they had received confirmation paperwork in the mail.

“This is a gut punch,” said Suzi LeVine, the commissioner of Washington State’s Employment Security Department.

In a memo obtained by The New York Times, investigators from the U.S. Secret Service said they had information suggesting that the scheme was coming from a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring and could result in “potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars.” Roy Dotson, a special agent who specializes in financial fraud at the Secret Service, said in an interview investigators were still working to pinpoint who was involved and exactly where they were.

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Mr. Dotson said it appeared the fraud was being aided by a substantial number of “mules” — people, often in the United States, who were used as intermediaries for money laundering after making connections with fraudsters online. He warned people to be wary of quick-money job offers or other suspicious financial arrangements.

The Secret Service memo said Washington State had emerged as the primary target thus far, but there was also evidence of attacks in Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Wyoming. The agency warned that every state was vulnerable and could be targeted, noting that the attackers appeared to have extensive records of personally identifiable information, or P.I.I.

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Ms. LeVine said she did not want to put a number on the losses so far in Washington State but believed it was in the millions of dollars.

More here.

One more reason that the Trump Administration should be praised for making it harder for Nigerians to get into the US!

ACLU Files Lawsuit Seeking the Release of Prisoners Held in Dallas Jail

The prisoners are endangered by the Chinese virus they say.

John Binder writing at Breitbart explains how ridiculous the lawsuit is because it could result in the release of one of the allegedly most prolific murderers of senior citizens in the US—Billy, the Kenyan Killer, Chemirmir.

I told you about another such lawsuit filed against the same jail by prisoners held at that jail, here last month.

See my extensive file on Chemirmir here.

From Breitbart (thanks to several readers for bringing the story to my attention):

Lawsuit Could Free Illegal Alien Accused of Murdering 22 Elderly Americans

An American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit is seeking the release of inmates in the Dallas County, Texas Jail considered “vulnerable” to contracting the Chinese coronavirus — a suit that could result in the release of a high-profile accused illegal alien serial killer from Kenya.

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Chemirmir with some of his alleged victims.

In criminal court, prosecutors say Chemirmir is responsible for at least 14 murders of elderly Americans in the Dallas area. In civil lawsuits, Chemirmir has been accused of an additional eight murders of elderly Americans. Prosecutors say Chemirmir would smother his victims to death and steal property off them.

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Breitbart News exclusively reported that Chemirmir first arrived in the U.S. on a B-2 tourist visa in July 2003. Though Chemirmir was supposed to only temporarily be in the U.S., he overstayed his visa and became an illegal alien who was eligible for deportation.

Rather than being deported, Chemirmir was able to use a loophole in the nation’s legal immigration system, allowing him to obtain a green card after marrying an American citizen. In November 2007, Chemirmir was approved for a green card.

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The ACLU, partially funded by billionaire George Soros, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Dallas County officials demanding the release of all inmates in the Dallas County Jail who are “over 50 and those who are most vulnerable to contracting the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.”

The lawsuit is requesting that as many Dallas County Jail inmates are released as possible until the facility is in full compliance with six-feet social distancing guidelines.

More here.  Follow Binder’s reporting.  He does great work on immigration issues.

And, help keep the case of the Kenyan Killer alive because the national mainstream media isn’t touching it!   Presumably they can’t ignore his trial, but an April 2021 trial date is a long way off.

Cleveland: Chinese Doc Accused of Ripping Us Off for Millions

And, he is accused of passing his US taxpayer-funded research on to China.

From Fox 8:

Former Cleveland Clinic doctor accused of sharing research funded by US with Chinese government

CLEVELAND (WJW) — A former Cleveland Clinic research doctor and Case Western Reserve University professor is accused of receiving federal grant money for research in the United States and not disclosing similar funding he received for research in the People’s Republic of China.

Don’t miss the video accompanying the news story at Fox 8: https://fox8.com/news/former-cleveland-clinic-doctor-accused-of-sharing-research-funded-by-us-with-chinese-government/

He is also accused of sharing research he did in the U.S. with the Chinese government.

Dr. Qing Wang, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his home in Shaker Heights. He is being charged with false claims and wire fraud related to more than $3.6 million in grant funding that he and his research group at the Cleveland Clinic received from the National Institutes of Health.

According to a federal complaint, Dr. Wang “knowingly failed to disclose to NIH that he held an affiliation and the position of Dean of the College of Life Sciences and Technology at the Huazhong University of Sciences and Technology” in China. It alleges that he received $3 million in grants from the Chinese government for some of the same scientific research that was funded by the NIH grant, but never disclosed that information.

“Why should another country and another group of citizens benefit from information that we funded here in the United States?” said Jeffrey Fortunato, an assistant special-agent-in-charge with the Cleveland Division of the FBI.

Dr. Wang is also accused of participating in a Chinese government program that recruited individuals with access to or knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property.

More here.

See the FBI press announcement here for more details. So much for screening these foreign researchers BEFORE they get here.

Pelosi and Gang Make Major Move to Snooker America

You have surely heard the rumors that some Dems have taken advantage of their ‘vacation’ to get face work done. Watching Nancy yesterday should confirm for you that she must have been one of them.

I know you are saying, so what else is new, but this latest gambit by the Dems to include amnesty for illegal aliens (not to mention payments to them!) due to the Chinese virus is a bridge too far.

Fortunately Tucker took her on in a ten minute segment at Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Normally I don’t write about topics that are widely covered by all sorts of media, but this is just too much.

And, our Open Borders agitators are not alone as Gatestone reported here yesterday in a detailed discussion of what is happening in Europe where the socialists are not letting a crisis go to waste and are looking to legalize the illegals too.

“Coronavirus: Lockdown for Europeans, Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants”

Read Gatestone and then see Tucker (let me know if this youtube video disappears as happens often these days).

Never Let a Good H-1B Visa Go to Waste!

Todd Bensman writing at the Center for Immigration Studies does a deep dive into the case I reported here in March of the Mayo Clinic doctor who wanted to kill kuffar.

Thanks to ‘meanymom’ for catching the story from a week ago.

How’s that vetting going?

Muhammad Masood

During his two years working as a “research coordinator” on an H-1B visa for the Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic, Pakistani medical doctor Muhammad Masood allegedly saw himself as having gotten “behind enemy lines” where “not many people cant [sic] even reach here to attack.”

A federal criminal complaint almost lost in the nation’s Corona-19 virus crisis alleges that Masood planned from the day he arrived in America on his H-1B visa in February 2018 that he would use the rare access it afforded to learn something useful about his enemies so as to conduct violent jihad in line with his perceived religious duty.

By January and February 2020, according to the complaint, the 28-year-old was messaging on an encrypted platform about how sick he had grown of smiling every day at the “passing kuffar”, a derogatory term for non-Muslims that often justifies execution. All the smiling was “just not to make them suspicios [sic] … I cannot tolerate it anymore.”

He messaged that he could not let his H-1B visa go to waste. “Sometimes I wantto [sic] attack enemy when I am behind enemy linea [sic] itself,” he messaged in January. “[I] wonder if I will miss the opportunity of attacking the enemy when I was in the middle of it.”

By the grace of an undercover FBI investigation, Masood will do no such thing.

Agents arrested Masood on March 19. By then, he had changed the plan from attacking the local kuffars he hated so much to joining ISIS in northeast Iran and Afghanistan, or in Syria as a medic, or maybe engineering drones “and also fight”. It’s unclear why he changed his mind about attack on U.S. soil.

Keep reading!

So we aren’t producing enough docs and need to be welcoming the likes of Masood?