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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. 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 ...

  4. Emmanuel Nwude - Wikipedia

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    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.

  5. The Classic Cons Behind These Digital-Age Scams - AOL

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    The scam still takes in millions of dollars, with a ring of Nigerian con artists taking victims for at least $6 million between 2014 and 2018, according to a recent indictment. Man's hands tightly ...

  6. Nigerian, Ugandan sentenced for email scam hitting Iowa ... - AOL

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    Two men charged in an email scam that cost an Iowa company and other victims as much as $10 million have received years-long federal prison sentences.. Emmanuel Ogbeide, 28, a Nigerian national ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. ‘Nigerian prince’ scam victim gets thousands back after 10 years

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    A ‘Nigerian prince’ scam was busted by the Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Skip to main content. News. 24/7 Help. For premium support please call: 800-290-4726 more ...

  9. 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 ...