Advance-fee fraud

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 8th, 2012
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Two Nigerian fraudsters, whose global £2.7m scam had deadly consequences for one family they mercilessly ripped off, were jailed two days ago. Police identified a total of thirteen victims all over the world, who each lost an average of £207,000, after the duo convinced them they were due an Australi...
By benim
In News
Aug 27th, 2011
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Two fraudsters who convinced a pensioner she had won a £5.7m lottery jackpot before conning her out of her life-savings were jailed for a total of 50 months today. Joshua Obasuyi, 49, and Julius Oweka, 48, were part of a Nigerian gang who tricked U.S. Professor Marie Lowery, 80, a retired lecturer at...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 4th, 2011
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New Delhi: A Nigerian national and a Manipuri woman were arrested by Crime Branch officers for their alleged involvement in an e-mail lottery scam. Obaseki Prince (32) from Nigeria and Boni Sushila James (26) from Manipur were arrested outside the IGI Airport on February 24. They were detained over a...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 27th, 2011
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What is a Nigerian  419 Scam? It is an online scam that convinces victims to advance sums of money by luring them with promises of significant profits New York, NY, February 25, 2011 – iYogi, the fastest growing provider of on-demand remote tech support services, has released a new iYogi Alert on the...
By benim
In Article
Feb 6th, 2011
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Few love more fervently than the middle-aged and lonely. Which is why last week’s revelation that divorcee Kate Roberts lavished £80,000 on a handsome American soldier – only to find out he was a fictitious creation of a heartless gang of Nigerian conmen – came as yet another salutary warning that no...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 27th, 2011
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CRIMINALS from Nigeria, infamous for tempting people with get-rich-quick schemes, have come up with new scams targeting small business, Queensland police say. They have issued a warning to local businesses to be vigilant following reports of a Nigerian scam targeting pharmacies. A pharmacy in Brisban...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Dec 29th, 2010
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A Greenville man who authorities said tried to pass himself off as a Nigerian diplomat in a scheme to bilk hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Connecticut woman was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $150,000 in restitution. Kenneth Ojua, who promised the woman she...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Dec 1st, 2010
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A Nigerian man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and must pay restitution to 52 people he duped out of more than $2.7 million with bogus lottery companies that he operated out of London. The U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement that 53-year-old Emmanuel Onwuzulike (ohn-WOO’-z...