The FBI is serious when it comes to catching today's cybercriminals. So serious that if you have any information leading to the arrest of the latest member of its "Cyber's Most Wanted" list, the FBI will give you $1 million for it.
He was caught once before, but by some fluke, he was able to walk out of a Romanian courtroom in 2010.
Known as Nicolae Popescu and several different aliases, he is the alleged mastermind of a multimillion-dollar auto sales scam. There's also a $750,000 reward for his accomplice, Dumitru Daniel Bosogioiu.
According the indictment, Popescu, a Romanian, and at least 11 other people created fake auto dealerships and flooded online car marketplaces like AutoTrader.com and Cars.com with fake ads for non-existent cars, motor bikes and boats priced between $10,000 and $45,000.
The group also claimed to sell Rolex watches, yachts, private airplanes and other luxury goods.
It was an elaborate scheme to say the least. The group had several co-conspirators that would send customers emails, fake titles and certificates, along with fake invoices claiming to be from PayPal and Amazon. Money would then be transferred to bank accounts that were set up using forged U.S. passports.
All in all, they were able to steal a little more than $3 million from nearly 800 victims.
That's why the FBI wants your help bringing down this high-profile cybercriminal. If you've seen Popescu, let authorities know. See his wanted poster below: