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  2. Romance scam - Wikipedia

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    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 ...

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

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    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 ...

  4. Hushpuppi - Wikipedia

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    Hushpuppi. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas (born 11 October 1982), commonly known as Hushpuppi, Hush, or Ray Hushpuppi is a Nigerian Yoruba national former Instagram influencer and convicted felon. [1] He was sentenced in the United States to 11 years for conspiracy to launder money obtained from business email compromise frauds and other scams, including ...

  5. Romance Scams: 7 Warning Signs and How To Avoid Them - AOL

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    5 .They Can’t Visit, Call, Video Call or Send Many Pictures. Since most scammers are using a fake profile or data stolen from another person, they can’t visit, video call or send photos easily ...

  6. Advance-fee scam - Wikipedia

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    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 ...

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

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    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

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    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. Heartbreak fraudsters are trying to fleece you, but scams ...

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    Most romance scammers are overseas crime rings operating out of West Africa, Russia and Ukraine. The BBB study estimated there could be 25,000 scammers online at any given time, with as many as 14 ...