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  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. Nigerian, Ugandan sentenced for email scam hitting Iowa company

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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. 419eater.com - Wikipedia

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    419eater.com is a scam baiting website which focuses on advance-fee fraud. The name 419 comes from "419 fraud", another name for advance fee fraud, and itself derived from the relevant section of the Nigerian criminal code. The website founder, Michael Berry, goes by the alias Shiver Metimbers. As of 2013, the 419 Eater forum had over 55,000 ...

  9. Black Axe (organized crime group) - Wikipedia

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    NBM of Africa. The NBM of Africa, is called Neo Black Movement, that originated around 1977 at the University of Benin. It now operates as a pan-african organization, whose main activities include human trafficking, money laundering, and fraudulent online operations. [1] [2] Its most notable crime is the Obafemi Awolowo University massacre.