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Written By OGE EBUBE, Copyright Validnewstoday 2021.
The west African Country, regarded as the gaint of Africa has gradually became more popular with fraudulent activity, seen all over the world.
In Nigeria today, People regards 60 percentage of the rich people as fraudsters, not only do we accuse or suspect our selves as Internet Fraudsters but also so does the world who look up Everytime on their news to see news of Fraudsters caught and viola Nigerian.
Many business and companies have banned Nigerian users to visit their platform online. Companies like PayPal has even though limits our account to only send money and not receive.
In this post, I will tell the stories of 3 Internet Fraudsters who have been gone big and was caught.
1. Mr Afolabi and Mr Aderibigbe
Two Nigerian identified as Afolabi and Aderibigbe were arrested for alleged fraud with had seen in their respective accounts. They were arrested in the United States, for fraud which involved 25,000 dollars.
Since the pandemic hit, the United States Government have keep offering Benefits for all those affected by the Pandemic. The two used this means to defraud millions of dollars from both the Illinois Department of Employment and The US Government.
They used fake Identifies to file for unemployment claims. The suspects were said to have transferred millions using this method to bank accounts controlled by them, the the move to South Alabama to withdraw the Money.
This had gone for a long period of time, as calculated from October 2020 to June 2021 and they had using this method to scam Millions of dollars.
The US Government had revealed that this method had being used at many time and they are many other catfishing for citizens of the state’s details to file for fraud unemployment claims.
2. Abbas Ramon (Hushpuppi)
Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi is probably still regarded as the Country’s most famous Fraudsters. Hushpuppi has now pleads guilty for allegedly Money Laundering consistint of millions of dollars.
Hushpuppi was known for Constantly flaunting his money and lifestyle on Instagram, where he had 2.2 million followers as of June 2020. He frequently posts pics of him with luxury cars and designer cloths.
Hushpuppi however is regarded as an international frauster with claims that he is leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer intrusions, they are claims that he may have invented the BEC schemes.
The BEC Schemes are done with hackers hacking business email addresses and with the help of spoef Software will message clients from the business emails asking for wire transfers with out the email owner not knowing.
Hushpuppi claims to have accumulated his $20 million net worth through real estate investing to his Instagram followers, but In June, the 37-year-old was arrested in Dubai were he lived upon being from Nigeria.
3. THE BLACK AXE
In another reports in cape Town South Africa, 8 Nigerians were arrested for internet Fraud and Money Laundering. The founder of the Black Axe was also arrested and 6 of the group leaders were amongst the arrested.
The Black axe is known to be behind all the known romance scams which are performed everyday on helpless widowed woman, scam them all of their money.
The arrest of this Notorious criminal group have involved the joint cooperation of both Interpol, USSS, FBI and the South African Metro police with Commercial Crime Investigation unit, Crime Intelligence and Special Task Force.
The Blake axe, is known to forged Names and engage their prey in a romance relationship which the woman practically falls for. The engage widowed and single women mostly in the United States in a love relationship on social media.
They make their victims feel intimidated and feel like it’s they right to offer any money requested and they disappeared after getting the money leaving the victim shattered
The arrested Fraudsters were charged with conspiracy to commit wire/mail fraud/mail and money laundering. The FBI estimates that about 6.5 million dollars have been scammed from victims using this same method since in the last 10 years.
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