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419 scams

  • Of the more than $5 million lost by victims of the conspiracy, Asomani allegedly received $2,993,354, according to the indictment.

     A Virginia man is charged with preying on lonely women in the Kansas City area, and across the country, swindling them for more than $5 million.

  • A 67-year-old Louisiana man swindled people out of thousands of dollars as a middleman in a "Nigerian prince" internet scam, according to police.

  • Nigerian criminal gangs are also active in countries like Malaysia, South Africa, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, India and Brazil where they engage in criminal activities like ...

    Written By Ayorinde Oluokun - ‘Every day is for the thief, one day is for the owner,’ a loose translation of a popular Nigerian proverb meaning no matter how long or how well a thief may think he or she has perfected the art of stealing, he or she will sooner or later certainly come to grief. This proverb that has come to be accepted as a truism by many comes to mind with the recent wave of arrests or indictment of otherwise celebrated Nigerians over alleged involvement in criminal activities in different parts of the world.

  • "During their short romance, he convinced her that they were in love and wanted to buy a house together. They went ...

    A man who allegedly swindled a woman he met online out of $80,000 may have similar victims in four other states, police say.

  • He said the victims on seeing the containers and the supposed cash, were then baited to part with some initial deposits before ...

    The security agencies have busted 12 persons for their alleged involvement in an international scam.

  • Foster Afomale, a mechanic, was charged with obtaining electronic payment falsely and defrauding by false pretence whilst Kwaku Agbetor, a mason and Togolese was charged with abetment of crime.

    An Accra Circuit Court on Monday remanded two persons for allegedly defrauding a policewoman of GH₵60,000 under the pretext of clearing her two vehicles from the port for her.

  • This victim had a total loss of approximately $800,000. Of that amount, the indictment says, the victim sent approximately $220,700 to accounts controlled by Asomani.


    Department of Justice
    U.S. Attorney’s Office
    Western District of Missouri


    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Ghana Native Indicted for $5 Million Romance Fraud Scheme

  • They were among eight persons charged on February 14, 2018, for conspiring to launder and for laundering the proceeds of online romance scams.

    Six Ghanaians have been indicted by a US grand jury for online romance scam.

  • Since 2016 WhatsApp has scrapped all fees with the company saying: “We're happy to announce that WhatsApp will no longer charge subscription fees.

    WhatsApp users are, once again, being targeted by a malicious scam that has already seen thousands duped. The new message claims to be from Adidas and offers WhatsApp users the chance to be part of a free giveaway.

  • Written By Frank Mandela Bawumia - Curiosity might have killed a cat but not all cats are that gullible to be guillotined out of their curiosity.

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