Showing posts with label Fraudsters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fraudsters. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Footballer Richard Rufus dupes pastor Mattew Ashimilowo of £5 million

40 years old Richard Rufus, a former Charlton Athletic defender who was rated in 2005 as Charlton greatest ever defender has duped the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) £5 million. The organisation is headed by a Nigerian pastor, Pastor Matthew Ashimilowo. 

Rufus became a member of the church after he claimed to be "born again" and a financial consultant. He was entrusted the sum of £5 million by the church for an investment.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

BUSTED! Nigerian couple sentenced to jail in UK for internet banking fraud

Nigerians are on the news again for the wrong reasons. Two Nigerians have been jailed for internet banking fraud.
According to DailyMail
A young British couple were part of a global internet banking scam which could have netted a phenomenal £19million after hacking the accounts of nearly 2,500 people. Aderoju Bammeke, 22, and his girlfriend Jessica Ogunyemi, 20, both of Manchester, were the UK 'platform' for a Nigerian 'phishing' scam that made £41,000 in just two months. 
The plot, masterminded by a gang in the West African country, involved sending fake emails to customers of banks including Barclays and Halifax. The emails told recipients that their accounts had been hacked and asked them to complete a form with their log-in details. 

Friday, 22 November 2013

BUSTED! 24-years-old man arrested for defrauding American couple of $42,497

A 24-years-old Olafinraye Adedamola was nabbed by the police for defrauding an American couple of $42,497. The culprit's only regret is to have used his personal datas in the bank operation not in his criminal act. According to Vanguard,
Operatives of the Special Fraud Unit, SFU, Milverton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos have arrested a 24-year-old man who posed as a lady to defraud a United States of America couple of $42,497, purportedly for the purchase of a property in Lagos. The suspect, identified as Olafinraye Adedamola, admitted the offence while being paraded yesterday. He was said to have connived with a Malaysian lady to defraud the couple. The Malaysian lady, according to him, was his Facebook friend, adding that he had intended to use the money to further his studies in a tertiary institution. 

Friday, 25 October 2013

Muslim woman banker busted for stealing N12-million in bank fraud. (photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday October 23, 2013 arraigned a banker, Yagana Ibrahim Bukar before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court Kano on 10-count charge bordering on money laundering and theft.

The accused is said to have abused her position as account officer at Sky Bank Plc and stole N12, 626, 250 of depositors’ fund. She allegedly perpetrated the scam by posting the sum into three Sky Bank accounts belonging to her family members, Hajja Fanna, her sister; Grema Ibrahim Bukar, her brother and her child, Ummu Kulthum. In order to conceal the illicit origin of the money, the accused allegedly used part of the money to open a provision store in the Kawo area of Kano Metropolis.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

BUSTED! American Rockstar bags 7-years imprisonment for bank fraud. (See music video)

From the looks of it, things were going pretty well for the Orange County singer known as Robb "TaLLLLL" University. His band, Lights Over Paris, was touring the country. Their album "Turn off the Lights" appeared on the Billboard Heatseeker Albums chart. The rapper Game recorded a verse of one of their songs and appeared in the music video.

In January, University, whose real name is Robert Mawhinney, was charged in Los Angeles federal court with making false statements to obtain millions in loans in order to fund his musical career and a lavish lifestyle.

According to federal prosecutors, Mawhinney, a 30-year-old Anaheim resident and front man for the musical group, applied for more than $11 million in loans by submitting fake statements showing that he had millions in cash savings. In fact, prosecutors said, he had less than $10,000.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Founder & CEO Of LIBERTY RESERVE Arrested In Spain By Spanish Police & U.S. Authorities.

The founder and CEO of Liberty Reserve SA, Arthur Budovsky, has been arrested by Spanish police at Madrid's Barajas International Airport in conjunction with a U.S. indictment of the firm for money laundering. Mr Budovsky was arrested with his top deputy after the pair arrived on a flight from Morocco with the intention of continuing to Costa Rica.

The U.S. Justice Department said criminals used Liberty Reserve to launder more than $6 billion in proceeds from illicit activities such as fraud, computer piracy, drug trafficking and child pornography. 

Liberty Reserve is estimated to have made more than 55 million transactions worldwide in the past seven years. Liberty Reserve is a facilitated global criminal conduct and was created and structured as a criminal business venture, designed to help criminals conduct illegal transactions and launder the proceeds of their crimes.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Ex Governor James Ibori Loses Appeal In Britain.

The jailed former governor of Delta State, Nigeria, James Ibori, lost a legal appeal on Thursday against a 13-years prison sentence for embezzling £50 million in one of British's biggest money-laundering cases.

James Ibori, a Nigerian politician who governed Delta State for 8-years, tried to get his sentence reduced but the presiding judge Antony Edwards-Stuart refused the appeal, stating that money laundering should attract close to 14-years imprisonment. 

Jame Ibori pleaded guilty to 10 charges of fraud and money-laundering in February 2012 in a London court. 

A london court heard the stolen fortune was used to buy six foreign properties and fleet of cars, although the judge said the total amount stolen may be above £200 million.

Source: Reuters

Thursday, 31 January 2013

EFCC Arrest 20 Internet Fraudsters In Benin City, Nigeria.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested twenty suspected internet fraudsters. The arrest, which was carried out in a joint operation with officers of the 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, followed intelligence report on their activities. They were nabbed in a surprise raid on their Cyber office tucked in an old building located on Siluko Road, Benin City.


At the point of arrest, the fraudsters had in their possession forty five (45) laptops of different make, twenty eight (28) telephone sets, eight (8) internet mobile modems and one Nissan car with registration number USL 375 AG.

The suspected fraudsters who are mostly in their twenties includes: Idehen Obabueki, Adesa Lucky, Usuagu Uche, Eloghosa Olikiabor, Larry Edomwonyi, Amowie Maike, Francis Ezegbede, Itua Samuel and Endurance John Egbeifo. Others are Amego Ovenseri, Iyen Ighodaro, Philip Agbodori, Lucky Robinson, Nnadi Obinna, Osabuohien Osahon, Chinenu Eze, Peter Sunday, Solomon Ogu, Niyi Femi and Osagie Aghedo.
The suspects have made useful statements. Most of them confessed to be engaged in online dating of foreigners particularly widows. They also confessed to using different pseudo names and faces to deceive their prospective victims. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
Just wondering how many years sentence for them because we know someone ''stole'' billions recently and got 2 years or pay 750K.
Hmmmm...... EFCC, please go after the looters first and see if these young men won't stop whatever you claim they did.