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Saturday, 27 May 2017

End Time Scammers Jailed In The US



Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, 30, was sentenced to 95 years in prison; Rasaq Aderoju Raheem, 31, was given 115 years and Femi Alexander Mewase, 45, got 25 years behind bars, according to a report by https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com


A court in the Southern District of Mississippi had in February found them all guilty of crimes including mail fraud, wire fraud, identity theft, credit card fraud and theft of government property. Ayelotan and Raheem were also found guilty of conspiracies to commit bank fraud and money laundering.


Dating back to at least 2001, the scammers were involved in multiple internet fraud schemes, resulting in losses in the tens of millions, according to the Department of Justice. It claimed that they would befriend women on dating sites, establish a romantic relationship and then either get them to send money or have them participate in fraud schemes, usually without the victim’s knowledge.


The unsuspecting women would sometimes be required to cash counterfeit checks and money orders; use stolen credit card details to purchase goods; and use stolen personal information to take over victims’ bank accounts. They were also apparently used to launder money via Western Union and MoneyGram, and re-package and re-ship goods obtained fraudulently.


A whopping 21 defendants have already been charged in this ongoing case, 12 of whom have pleaded guilty to charges involving conspiracy and 11 of whom have been sentenced. The three Nigerians were among the six extradited from South Africa by US Department of Justice in 2015 to face charges of running a series of scams against gullible Americans over the past 16 years.


Fourteen others resident in the US were also arrested to face trial in Gulfport, Mississippi on nine federal charges, including conspiracy to commit identity theft, wire fraud, bank fraud, theft of US government funds, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The indictment states that since 2001 the accused, were part of a string of scams against Americans, facilitated by internet communications.


These include the longstanding 419 scheme, whereby a massive windfall is promised once a small number of payments have been provided, but the DoJ claims it went much further than that. The team was also accused of running romance stings to bilk the lonely of funds, shipping fraud, running fake work-from-home businesses, check fraud, and plain-old hijacking of other people’s bank accounts and credit cards to divert funds.


Global fraud continues to grow thanks to the internet and an increase in the use of both anonymizing technology and bots designed to mimic human behavior. ThreatMetrix, which analyzes 20 billion annual transactions, blocked 130 million fraud attempts in Q1 alone, a 35% increase on the same time last year.


However, it is Europe that has become a major fraud hotspot. There were 50% more fraud attempts originating from the region than the US in the quarter, the firm claimed.


from vanguard

10 comments:

JudySparkle said...

yeah..kul..

RadioHead Steelheart said...

And that Mumu Former Yahoo/International African Scammer who sent chronicles on wednesday abi thursday wan whistle blow himself on top love..He really deserves that SLAP..

jelly said...

Good for them

Bootylycious diva said...

which one is 115 years ,kukuma kill them by hanging or lethal injection

Anonymous said...

Nice for them they were not given life jail

Priceless Jewel said...

(Re:) Mr. Chronicles, shey you see now. Please keep your mouth shut forever, leave the girl (Although I don't blame her for wanting to know her future Hubby's source of income, but she will be your downfall) & keep asking God for forgiveness! Mbok!


... Jesus is my worth!

St.FranKooL.... said...

#Mistakes are meant for learning, not repeating*

Amacastel said...

Chronicles poster come here & see what you want to put ur self into

Anonymous said...

Our 419 bv should take note. Awoof dey run belle

Anonymous said...

All scammers deserve to rot in jail and in hell. The pain they cause the vulnerable is too much. They take advantage of people and make them slip into depression. Why kick someone who is already down? The pain one caused me will surely hunt him down in Jesus name!

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