A major crackdown this evening.
Federal authorities busting what they
say was a global internet scam,
one of the largest cases of its kind,
they say, in US history.
This was a massive bust, David.
Now, an FBI source telling me
this was an incredibly
As the authorities say,
they targeted big corporations
and then posed as
personnel or vendors.
Then they requested payment.
And because they looked so real,
companies sent them millions.
There were also romance schemes.
Some victims believing
they were corresponding with
military service members overseas.
The defendants in this case are charged
with money laundering and fraud.
And if convicted, they could face
dozens of years behind bars.
And authorities tonight tell us
that the victims in this case
are unlikely to recoup
any of their money.