Africa Travel Entrepreneur Arrested

Cameroon national Eric Donys Simeu (WOT:nonperson) has been charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud and access device fraud by US Authorities after being arrested in France for his role in an airline ticket scam. Simeu used phishing emails and social engineering techniques to persuade employees of Global Distribution Systems to hand over their login details. He then used this information to issue tickets at will, selling them for cash or using them for personal travel, eventually raking in almost $2 million USD. Simeu was arrested while using one of his fake tickets to travel from Morocco to Paris using a fraudulent UK passport in 2014, and was only extradited to U.S. last week.

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