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  2. Nigerian man in OKC sentenced in romance scam involving ...

    March 7, 2024 at 5:55 AM. A Nigerian man living in Oklahoma City was sentenced this week to federal prison for committing an online “romance scam” against an Alabama woman. In Oklahoma City ...

  3. Romance scam - Wikipedia

    A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigning romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining the victim's affection, and then using that goodwill to get the victim to send money to the scammer under false pretenses or to commit fraud against the victim. Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victim's money, bank accounts, credit ...

  4. Advance-fee scam - Wikipedia

    An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and is one of the most common types of confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster claims will be used to obtain the large sum. [1] [2] If a victim makes the payment, the ...

  5. Emmanuel Nwude - Wikipedia

    Emmanuel Nwude Odinigwe, popularly known as Owelle of Abagana, is a Nigerian advance-fee fraud expert artist and former Director of Union Bank of Nigeria. He is known for defrauding Nelson Sakaguchi, a Director at Brazil's Banco Noroeste based in São Paulo, of $242 million: $191 million in cash and the remainder in the form of outstanding interest, between 1995 and 1998.

  6. Warnings and advice as AI impostor scams skyrocket ... - AOL

    May 7, 2024 at 7:32 PM. NEW YORK - While some of us are still trying to avoid cell phone scams, phishing, and emails from Nigerian princes offering money, the expansion of AI is creating a new ...

  7. How to keep yourself safe from romance scams this ... - AOL

    ADRIANA MORGA. February 14, 2024 at 4:19 PM. NEW YORK (AP) — When Kate Kleinart fell victim of a romance scam, what hurt the most wasn't the thousands of dollars that she lost, but the love that ...

  8. Obinwanne Okeke - Wikipedia

    Obinwanne Okeke (born November 9, 1987) also known as Invictus Obi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and convicted fraudster who is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence in the United States for internet fraud that caused $11M losses to his victims. [1] After initially pleading guilty, on February 16, 2021, Okeke was sentenced to ten years in ...

  9. “Can You Hear Me?” And 4 Other Phone Call Scams - AOL

    By now, most of us are aware that the “Nigerian Prince” emailing us to ask for our banking information so he can wire us a large sum of money isn’t exactly who he says he is. However, as ...

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