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

    Uche Victor Diuno was sentenced to federal prison for his role in a fraud scheme that targeted victims in over 20 countries by impersonating bank executives and promising fake investments.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Can romance scam victims get their money back? - AOL

    Cases of what are known as APP (authorised push payment) scams - where criminals get victims to transfer money online - rose 22% between the first half of 2022 and the same period in 2023.

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

    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. Hushpuppi - Wikipedia

    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 ...

  8. 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.

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

    A ‘Nigerian prince’ scam was busted by the Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. ... News. 24/7 Help. For premium support please call: 800-290-4726 more ways to reach us. Login / Join. Mail.