A romance scammer known as “Ghost” works on his laptop in a house on April 19, 2015 in Zongo area of Accra, Ghana. He is one of many young unemployed men here who is involved in internet scams(Per-Anders Pettersson)

The Justice Department's extradition of Deborah Mensah from Ghana for her alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar business email compromise (BEC) scheme marks the latest move in a flurry of global activity to stop increasingly prevalent email scams.

Since 2018, the department has participated in two massive international operations netting nearly 370 arrests, and the FBI launched a Recovery Asset Team that has prevented the transfer of more than $300 million in fraudulent transactions in 2019 alone.

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