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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Police Arrest ‘Nigerian Prince’ Who Defrauded Hundreds Of Americans

The police in Louisiana have arrested an American advance fee fraudster posing as a Nigerian prince.





The police in a facebook post said the fake Nigerian prince has duped hundreds of people across America using emails.

According to The Sacramento Bee anyone with an email address has likely gotten a message from the so-called Nigerian prince or two offering hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in secret inheritances or, in some cases, payment for assistance laundering ill-gotten gains from mining conglomerates or royal treasuries.

Police in Slidell, Louisiana, say they finally caught up with one of the people behind some of those emails. He’s not exactly Nigerian royalty, either, police wrote in a Facebook post.

Michael Neu, 67, of Slidell, Louisiana, faces 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering following an 18-month investigation, police wrote. They say Neu took part in hundreds of financial transactions involving phone and online scams to con money from people across the United States.


In these scams, the supposed Nigerian prince (or other official) asks for the person’s personal banking information in order to speed the transfer of the purported inheritance or temporarily hold the allegedly pilfered funds. The information can then be used to withdraw funds from the victim’s accounts.

While Neu might lack a royal title, at least some of the money obtained in his scams did go to co-conspirators in Nigeria, police wrote. Investigators are continuing to untangle Neu’s web of scams, but many other leads also connect to people outside the U.S., the post says.

Police noted that while these kinds of emails are laughable to many people, authorities report millions of dollars in losses to such scams each year.

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” said Police Chief Randy Fandal in the Facebook post. “Never give out personal information over the phone, through e-mail, cash checks for other individuals, or wire large amounts of money to someone you don’t know. 99.9 percent of the time, it’s a scam.”

Law enforcement agencies across the nation also are warning people of calls from scammers purporting to be police or court officials demanding payment via phone of bogus fines or warrants. Another version involves scammers claiming to be jailed relatives pleading for bail money, often targeting older people.

from pmnews

9 comments:

  1. I didn't believe how gullible Americans could be till when I got there and they asked series of questions like: Don't you live on the trees with monkeys?
    If another African lady speaks her diaper with her sister in the mall, they ask me what did she say? Excuse me, I don't even understand all the languages in my country, we have 3 majors and more than 100 and others. I need to go ask her if she's from my country or where in Africa, the Americans were shocked.
    Another one that got me is when I found out a family friend stands as an interpreter for the whole of Nigeria, I was shocked beyond words.

    This Nigerian prince/princess gist na old thing. Many Nigerian students use it to scam Europeans of money or get friends with benefits. I just watched them with side eyes.
    They couldn't even ask, prince of where in Nigeria, they are so brainwashed.

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    1. True! And it's because most of them don't go out of their country ( why would they).

      We Africans even know more about their country than them. Do you know some of them think Africa is a country? Some don't even know who Jay-Z is. At least if they don't go out, they should update themselves with unbiased information about other countries.

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    2. *Dialet*
      My dear Greenland, you know this. Some don't even know who Pharrel is before that Happy song of his came out, many don't even know their songs they play in MTV, (makes me wonder why we waste our time trying to emulate them, when they take life as it comes).
      Those who travel only show them the bad sides of Africa where kids without clothes can not feed, do not have clothing or do not have pipe borne water, so others can donate $1 dollar a month.

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  2. Ask the native British, to give you one word that describes Africa and he/she says "Zebra" "Giraffe" "Wild-life", I only laughed.

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  3. This man is just a victim. He's what yahoo boys refer to as picker. He is not a scammer. He's the middle person. That yahoo boy will lay low for a while now. Lmao

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  4. U don't blame them because they don't do geography as a subject or their geography is limited

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    1. Even at that, if they feel we're so poor, and live on the trees with monkeys, how do they expect us to pay for out of state tuition that is four times the in state tuition(that they can't even afford) ? It's just a ridiculous thinking

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  5. #If you have a family that loves you, a few good friends, food on your table and a roof over your head. You are richer than you think*

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