In an interview with the BBC, a cyber criminal based in the Ivory Coast stated that he can make up to $6767 to $16,237 (€5,000 to €12,000) on a good month targeting victims with online dating scams. (Illegal jobs and the money they earn.) The most profitable scams for the “brouters” (as cyber criminals are… Continue reading Online Dating Scams Revenue in Ivory Coast
In a 2013 report conducted by the United Nations, the value of diamonds being illegally smuggled out of Ivory Coast was reported to be between $12 Million to $23 Million a year. Back in 2006, a report examining the Kimberly Process also reported that $23 Million in diamonds was being smuggled out of the Ivory… Continue reading Value of Illicit Diamond Trade in the Ivory Coast
In 2012, up to 30 percent of the drugs sold in Kenya were believed to have been counterfeits, according to the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya. In Ivory Coast, the rate of counterfeit drugs sold was between 20 to 25 percent. Source: AFP, “Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa’s poor,” Google News, August 22, 2013.
Nigerian women and girls who are victims of human trafficking are sent to the Ivory Coast and forced to work in the prostitution industry. The women service between 15 to 30 men a night at a cost of $2 per act.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce in the Ivory Coast stated that at least $300 Million is paid out in bribes each year at illegal checkpoints within the country.
Diamond smuggling in the Ivory Coast leads to $23 Million worth of diamonds to leave the country each year.