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White guy turns out to be 'Nigerian Prince' email scammer - Arrested
Posted by: 4LXMM ()
Date: December 30, 2017 04:19PM

Alleged ‘Nigerian Prince’ Email Scammer Arrested In Louisiana

Police in Slidell, Louisiana, have arrested a man who allegedly helped scam people out of thousands of dollars in “Nigerian prince”-style email schemes.

Michael Neu, 67, is charged with 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering. In a Facebook statement on Thursday, police described him as a “middle man” who conned victims into giving up their money in phone and online scams.

Neu is accused of wiring some of the money he helped obtain to “co-conspirators” located in Nigeria. The police department did not immediately return a request for more specifics on his alleged role.

“Nigerian prince” scams are a type of advance or upfront fee fraud, meaning a scheme that tricks victims into sending a “fee” on false pretenses. The scammers may promise more money, goods, services or a special deal in return. They may also claim to need help transferring money out of a specific country. When scammers get the fee they requested, they disappear.

The “Nigerian prince” variation, one of the most notorious versions of the scam, involves someone presenting himself as a member of Nigerian royalty. The person claims to need help, often saying he needs to move a large sum of money out of Nigeria and promising that whoever helps him will get part of the fortune. The scammers often ask for money upfront to pay “processing fees” or request the recipient’s bank account details to transfer money directly.

Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal had a few words of warning for anyone receiving suspicious emails.

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” he said in the Facebook statement. “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.”

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Re: White guy turns out to be 'Nigerian Prince' email scammer - Arrested
Posted by: Mike O'Meara show fan ()
Date: December 30, 2017 06:18PM

He learned very well from the Africans.

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Re: White guy turns out to be 'Nigerian Prince' email scammer - Arrested
Posted by: fp9dv ()
Date: January 01, 2018 01:34PM

FAKE NEWS

COX and others are still sending spam mail regularly: which includes solicitations these companies are PAID to shove down your throat, and allot of scams, even allot of empties and or viruses (NOTE: often the empties have no text have uuencoded data which tries to break your web browser - and because today's web browesers make it difficult to delete these without them being auto-viewed: you can easily get a virus from them if your computer is running the targeted OS of some specific version)

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Re: White guy turns out to be 'Nigerian Prince' email scammer - Arrested
Posted by: kv4ey ()
Date: January 01, 2018 01:36PM

FAKE NEWS

it's fake they are looking for these people

they aren't

how many arrests have you seen since clinton for spam mail in ALL OF THE USA? 3?

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