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  2. 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 ...

  3. Nigerian sentenced for $5.7M scheme with victims in ... - AOL

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    May 15, 2024 at 5:27 PM. HOUSTON - Uche Victor Diuno has been sentenced for his involvement in a widespread fraud conspiracy affecting victims in more than 20 countries, U.S. Attorney Alamdar S ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Identify legitimate AOL websites, requests, and communications

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