Names of Nigerian Scammers Arrested & Convicted – July 2022

Names of Nigerian Scammers Arrested & Convicted – July 2022

(Last Updated On: August 6, 2022)

Nigerian Scammers Arrested & Convicted

July 2022

Law Enforcement Activity

Reported by SCARSSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS.

It Is Important That All Victims Understand That Real Progress Is Being Made

Scammers are being arrested every day! When measured worldwide an average of over 1,500 scammers are arrested a day.

In 2021 alone, over 540,000 scammers/fraudsters were arrested worldwide.

This is a trend that has been growing for the last 5 years that is expected to continue. Even in Nigeria, the growth in arrests is nothing short of amazing!

In an effort to promote transparency of law enforcement successes and failures in West Africa we have decided to start listing the criminals arrested or convicted each month from Nigeria. If Ghana or the other countries start contributing, we will list them too, but we will start with just Nigeria.

Please Note:

This is based upon information provided by local law enforcement and may be subject to revision without notice, and for that reason may be incomplete. They are presented as received – in no particular order.

Do You Recognize Any Arrested Names?

If you do you can contact the EFCCEFCC Economic and Financial Crimes Commission The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud), scams, and money laundering. The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community's efforts to fight money laundering. The agency has its head office in Abuja, Nigeria. to submit a victim’s impact statement for their trial. Victim impact statements can influence the court during sentencing. See below for how to create and prepare one.

Scammers Arrested

  1. Augustine Onyekachi Nkowachi
  2. Tosen Samuel Oguntoye
  3. Chubuike Joseph Nwokoro
  4. Christopher Okeke
  5. Austin Fama
  6. Victor Lucky
  7. Victor Apugo
  8. Emeka Chukwu
  9. Tariesi Ego
  10. Best Okon Akpan
  11. Kenneth Ekeke
  12. Divine Umoh
  13. Abasii Bianuake
  14. Life Attai
  15. Daniel Assor
  16. Orji Michael Kelechi
  17. John Amadi
  18. Onwe Nnaemeka Caleb
  19. Onwe Onyekachi Prince
  20. Chukwuma Boniface
  21. Chika Eze
  22. Eze Ambrose
  23. Ogbodo Chisom Francis
  24. Elochukwu Nkemakolam
  25. Collins Igiliegbe Chizoba
  26. Johnbosco Onyedika Ilechukwu
  27. Okeke Michael
  28. Mamus Rex Brume
  29. Obidinma Henry Ogboke
  30. Ozoeze Henry Amobi
  31. George Onovo
  32. Kenechukwu ThankGod
  33. Albert Nkemakolam
  34. John Elechukwu
  35. Ifeanyi Miracle Egbo
  36. Umunnakwe Tobias Uchenna
  37. Will be updated when possible
  38. Collins Okolo Tochukwu
  39. Lucky Ekeh Chinedu
  40. Emmanuel Chiemenie
  41. Ifawole Ajibola (aka Baba Kalifa)
  42. Alfa Abiodun Ibrahim
  43. Wale Adifala
  44. Sulaimon Godspower
  45. Ejiro Igho
  46. Tega Oyah
  47. Lucky Osawale
  48. Nedum Monday
  49. Ifeanyi Emmanuel
  50. Imafidon Umweni
  51. Joe Ugoka
  52. Ehis Famous
  53. Olalekan Ogunsanya
  54. Asonya Goodluck
  55. Kingsley Andrew
  56. Daniel Godswill
  57. Ojibi Mairo Silver
  58. Samuel Joseph
  59. Majemite Simon
  60. Emeka Udorah
  61. Osagboyo Hendrix
  62. Uchenna Chukwujindu
  63. Martin Andrew
  64. Oganiru Godwin
  65. Emmanuel Okoro
  66. Isaac Alex
  67. Mike Araco
  68. David Happy
  69. Maxwell Orakwe
  70. Ugboka Innocent
  71. Ufuoma Oyovwevotu
  72. Kenneth Osaretin
  73. Anthony Avworhok
  74. Ikani Dennis
  75. Simon Ogedegbe
  76. Emmanuel Oyovwi
  77. Williams Benjamin
  78. Caleb Olisaebuka
  79. Oghenekihworo Oghene
  80. Agbogidi Great
  81. Okorie Stephen
  82. Onyekachi Cajetan Abbas
  83. Chibuo Victor Chinedu
  84. Okafor Chukwudozie aka “The Best”
  85. James Aliyu
  86. Kalu Kennedy Ndukwe
  87. Onyenso Emmanuel
  88. Richard Yakubu
  89. Haruna Abubukar
  90. Peter Ukabam
  91. Godwin Peters
  92. Usman Garba Haruna
  93. Nwani Chukwuma
  94. Kabiru Shehu
  95. Miracle Enondano
  96. Ikenna Ojobeagu
  97. Martins Ezeorah
  98. Vammo Veedo Big Dinakantri
  99. Promise Sunday
  100. Ukala Goldman
  101. Isaac Golden
  102. Peter Ikechukwu
  103. Bankole Olamide
  104. John Chiemela
  105. Thomas Martins
  106. Dr Victor, Emmanuel Owuma
  107. Emmanuel Sekun
  108. Philip Abaku
  109. Emmanuel Egwuanumku
  110. Thompson Charles Lekia
  111. Ken Anelele Marvel
  112. Kelechi Prince
  113. Ugochukwu Ukaigwe
  114. Ake John
  115. Victor Madu
  116. Moses Jubril Akrah
  117. Jonathan Jeffery
  118. Noble Lot
  119. Success Umukoro
  120. Precious Michael
  121. Christabel Enoch
  122. Desmond Ogu
  123. Louis Abbas
  124. Donaldson Ugbo
  125. Kelvin Dickson
  126. Henry Messiah
  127. Godwin Egwelike
  128. Timinepre Esuku
  129. Mathew Kelvin
  130. Alfred Friday
  131. Nyderson Mufisa Nwogu
  132. Boyle Edward
  133. Ifeanyi Elum
  134. Richard Welle Chikodi
  135. Ogu Raymond
  136. Tamunoturoko Briggs
  137. Kenedy Patrick
  138. Shadrach Savior
  139. King Nwonuma
  140. Chisom Umah
  141. Joseph Effiong
  142. Kelvin Ifeanyi
  143. Birabil Lessi Junior Goodness
  144. George Nnamdi
  145. Doro Precious
  146. E. Francis, A. Emmanuel
  147. M. Wakili
  148. C. Francis
  149. I. Emmanuel
  150. J. Williams
  151. P. Idoko
  152. M. Itodo
  153. S. Abah
  154. O. Ameh
  155. O. Samson
  156. O. Amuta
  157. O. Precious
  158. O. Solomon
  159. N. Alex
  160. O. Emmanuel
  161. E. Godwin
  162. O. Ochigbo
  163. E. Chukwu
  164. W. Godwin
  165. Y. Elijah
  166. V. Godwin
  167. L. Owoicho
  168. A. Augustine
  169. O. Moses
  170. Akinselure Bayo
  171. Awopetu Abayomi
  172. Adekanyi Ayo
  173. Victor Ugwu
  174. Awopetu Emmanuel
  175. Ige Damilola
  176. Omotoyinbo Pelumi
  177. Ayeomoni Oluwaseun
  178. Adeoye Olamide
  179. Ojo Gbolahon
  180. Adegbona Adedeji
  181. Johnson Sunkanmi
  182. Emmanuel Tosin
  183. Busayo Ayeni
  184. Olumide Oluwalogbon
  185. Temitayo Temenu
  186. Victor Emaiku
  187. Abiodun Babatunde
  188. Ehuwayijomo Orowole
  189. Odukoya Jesuseyiyan
  190. Leke Daniel
  191. Obafemi Tosin
  192. Suleimon Moshood
  193. Akadiri Olalekan
  194. Adeyanju Isaac
  195. Alakuro Lasisi
  196. Hammed Saqio
  197. Emaiku Abraham
  198. Adenuberun Olarenwaju
  199. Pius Ogunfeyimi
  200. Okunnuwa Moses
  201. Ayomideji Owolabi
  202. Falodun Temilehin
  203. Owanikan Damilola
  204. Omotehinse Joshua
  205. Emaiku Michael
  206. Abel Ayo
  207. Samuel Famous
  208. Resurrection Adetuwa
  209. Emaiku Emmanuel
  210. Ogundele Oluwaseun
  211. Okhiria Alex Chibueze
  212. Olootu Damilola Ayomikun
  213. Akiwale Isreal Bunmi
  214. Oladele Olatunde Oladimeji
  215. Okeniyi Samuel Akinniyi
  216. Sanya Oyekole Olakunle
  217. Okon Gideon Henry
  218. Stephen Samuel Shekwuduza
  219. Adeshina Opeyemi Akanni
  220. Hezekiah Ajadi Oluwatobi
  221. Omoke Ogbonnaya Okike
  222. Alex Samuel Aiku
  223. Micheal Olakunle Oyinwola
  224. Salami Oluwafemi Salami
  225. Udeh Moses Emeka
  226. Monday Samuel Nnaemeka
  227. Oluchukwu Emmanuel Ifeanyi Chukwu
  228. Olaleye Azeez Olaide
  229. Akintunde Victor Opeyemi
  230. Akintayo Abass Waliu
  231. Bada Samuel Rotimi
  232. Isaac Isaiah Chinedu
  233. Adeleke Olawale Isaac
  234. Enoch Obaloluwa Bolaji
  235. Afolabi Tomiwa Pelumi
  236. Chukwudi Emeka Samuel
  237. Abiola Oloruntoba Enoch
  238. Chukwu Ogbonnaya Chukwu
  239. Ogbonna Simon Ugwu
  240. Durodoye Jubril Akinwunmi
  241. Durodoye Idris Akindeji
  242. Sanmabo Ayodeji Olufisayo
  243. Olatunbosun Abdulmujeeb Olanrewaju.
  244. Fatade Idowu Olamilekan
  245. Achimugu Nelson Ojonoka
  246. Victor Atsumbe
  247. Akoh Grace Samuel
  248. Usman Abubakar Sadiq
  249. Jacob Emmanuel
  250. Solomon John
  251. Christian Oyakhilome
  252. Adesanya Adeolu Tosin
  253. Uloko George Ojonugwa
  254. Timothy Eleojo Moses
  255. Negedu Joseph Onuchei
  256. Usman Tenimu
  257. Lukman Musa
  258. Samuel Atadoga
  259. Daniel Atekojo James
  260. Abdulrazaq Iko-ojo Ahnod
  261. Olarewaju John Olumide
  262. Ademola Adegoke Daniel
  263. Akinselure Bayo
  264. Awopetu Abayomi
  265. Adekanyi Ayo
  266. Victor Ugwu
  267. Awopetu Emmanuel
  268. Ige Damilola
  269. Omotoyinbo Pelumi
  270. Ayeomoni Oluwaseun
  271. Adeoye Olamide
  272. Ojo Gbolahon
  273. Adegbona Adedeji
  274. Johnson Sunkanmi
  275. Emmanuel Tosin
  276. Busayo Ayeni
  277. Olumide Oluwalogbon
  278. Temitayo Temenu
  279. Victor Emaiku
  280. Abiodun Babatunde
  281. Ehuwayijomo Orowole
  282. Odukoya Jesuseyiyan
  283. Leke Daniel
  284. Obafemi Tosin
  285. Suleimon Moshood
  286. Akadiri Olalekan
  287. Adeyanju Isaac
  288. Alakuro Lasisi
  289. Hammed Saqio
  290. Emaiku Abraham
  291. Adenuberun Olarenwaju
  292. Emmanuel Saleh alias Wizblaq
  293. Patience Nuhu
  294. Bulus Haruna
  295. Kingsley Simon
  296. Obazee Destiny
  297. Oloton Kenneth
  298. Emmanuel Patrick
  299. Cobirevwhe Lucky
  300. Wisdom Chinedu Okeke
  301. Emmanuel Obiajulu Okafor
  302. Chime Gabriel
  303. Uchime Gabriel
  304. Usenbor Aghosa Austin
  305. Precious Osayi
  306. Salman Abdullahi
  307. Iseri Ochuko
  308. Okator Emeka
  309. Usehbor Eghosa Auhin
  310. Chime Gabriel Onyebuchi
  311. Amas Randy Ehingiator
  312. Osabee Jerry Olabor
  313. Wisdom Usenbor
  314. Etaga Uyuoma
  315. Perokri Destiny
  316. Chime Stephen
  317. Eneome Daniel
  318. Eneh Chukwuemeka
  319. Kennet Okoduwa
  320. Eze Nwaennezie Samuel
  321. Igbinomwanhia Esosa
  322. Igbinomwanhia Miracle
  323. Olajiar Victor
  324. Ekeainya Confidence
  325. Akpa Anthony Somtochukwu
  326. Abubakar Mohammed
  327. Lawrence Philip
  328. Edewor Victor
  329. Triumph Amgbu
  330. Elvis Ogheze
  331. Maduakolam Lius Fred
  332. Edet Victor Akpan
  333. Joshua Fidelis
  334. Henry Wisdom
  335. Isiah Ejarat
  336. Destiny Waaogho Erigga
  337. David Alli
  338. Goodluck Edowru
  339. James Otu
  340. Asoulu Dare
  341. Jerry Thankgod
  342. Anawanti Finder
  343. Edowuru Famous
  344. Felix Osaro
  345. Ukaegbu Franklin
  346. Clinton Paul
  347. Stansley .O. Tallick
  348. Prosper Osadebameh
  349. Prince Onyebuchi Ifeanyi
  350. Gift Henry
  351. Miracle Danien
  352. Anyaeri Chidiebere
  353. Udechukwu Ezenna
  354. Udechukwu Victor
  355. Favor Kelechi
  356. Ernest Chidubem
  357. Endurance Erebo
  358. Chigozie Emeonye
  359. Precious Enomah
  360. Ohiarekurh Daniel
  361. Ordinachukwu Daniel Obinna
  362. Light Gospel Nwosu
  363. John Junior
  364. Udosina Obi Mike
  365. Samuel Promise
  366. Aremo Folarin
  367. Treasure Mike
  368. Confidence Paul
  369. Precious Paul
  370. Ndubusi John Kingsley
  371. Emmanuel Matthew Agoke
  372. Aso Gideion Apata
  373. Favor Otogbo
  374. Favor Shadrack Moses
  375. Vincent Athanasius
  376. Imafidon Junior
  377. Kelly Didi
  378. Emmanuel Odunor
  379. Samuel Dickson
  380. Victor Akpan
  381. Godwin Oluwafemi Ozeknome
  382. Norbert Atuna
  383. Sam Uba
  384. Emmanuel Bobo Ojuru
  385. Kelechi Ben
  386. Matthis Ibidabo
  387. Kelvin Mathew Agoke
  388. Chidera Chibuzor Anieze
  389. Moses Shedrack
  390. Collins Christopher

Note that we believe this is only a partial list based upon what was provided.

Scammers Convicted

  1. Akinola Jeremiah
  2. Agbo Emmanuel
  3. Uchechukwu Ani
  4. Nnamdi Ugwu
  5. Ikechukwu Emmanuel Ebube
  6. Chijioke Christian
  7. Obaji Charles Imoke
  8. Nwafor Victor Somkenechukwu
  9. Chibuzor Okeke
  10. Samuel Great
  11. Ukandu Benedict
  12. Augustine Akpos Austin
  13. Chinwendu Okoh
  14. Nnamdi Moses Tochukwu
  15. Eze Onyebuchi Hillary
  16. Emmanuel Alex Akwakolam
  17. Chiemerie Samuel
  18. Nwaojeh Emeka
  19. Somtochi Collins Eze
  20. Dike Emmanuel Chidiebere
  21. Chukwudi Okeke
  22. Enete Ontekachi Gideon
  23. Obeta Ifeanyi
  24. Utoatuonu Osita
  25. Ejiofor Okwuchukwu
  26. Somtochuchukwu Promise Ezeanyagu
  27. Ifeanyi Joseph Ikeh
  28. Azuka Michael
  29. Nnaemeka Ejebu
  30. Edafe menford Odio
  31. Emmanuel Chika Eneanya
  32. Markanthony Emeka Akabuike
  33. Chinemerem David Egwuatu
  34. Arinze Maduka Samuel
  35. Okeke Oluebube
  36. Christian Ifesinachi Okoye
  37. Will be updated when possible
  38. Awanya Jidechukwu
  39. Ugwuagbo Stephen Nnaemeka
  40. Obi Chinedu Edison
  41. Lateef Adedeji Sulaiman
  42. Iliasu Azeez Olajuwon
  43. Adebanji Ayomide Idowu
  44. Joseph Timileyin Evbosaru
  45. Ademola Azeez Taiwo
  46. Hassan Warith Ademola
  47. Idowu Babatunde Awojulu
  48. Olagoke Olalekan Bayo
  49. Victor John Enya.
  50. Andrew Ebuka
  51. Mubarak Adeyemi
  52. Musa Haruna
  53. Bello Ademola Toheeb
  54. Olashoju Mohammed Abiodun
  55. Eniatimo Oludare Samson
  56. Olaniran Abiodun
  57. Amusa Abdulhakeem Oluwasegunfunmi
  58. Ijebu Ode
  59. Ajisafe Sodiq Olaide
  60. Lawal Samuel Morenikeji
  61. Osuolale Abdullahi Abiodun
  62. Olamilekan Ridwan Taofeek.
  63. Amos Richard Perekime
  64. Ben Goodluck
  65. Solomon Oghenefejiro Daniel
  66. Ugbabe Ogah Nelson
  67. Prosper Oweifah
  68. Christopher Samuel Akpan
  69. Ojei Ekene Franklin
  70. Uzobo Lucky Divine
  71. Babarinde Sodiq Adewale
  72. Adewale Jegede Akanni
  73. Favour Otogbo
  74. Anawanti Finbar
  75. Amogie Julius
  76. Omogbon Friday Harry
  77. Osaze Okoro
  78. Lucky Tegiri
  79. Omokhua Destiny
  80. Alabi Gift Jesse
  81. Sulaimon Qudus Olasukanmi
  82. Ridwan Gbolahan Olayiwola
  83. Adenuga Adeniran Sunday
  84. Afuye Adeniyi Emmanuel
  85. Yusuf Ademola Matthew
  86. Adele Fuad Ayinde
  87. Olayinka Taiwo Olaniyi.
  88. Christopher Karmond
  89. Mayor Adonor
  90. Horso Amma Abba
  91. Umar Mustapha
  92. Al’amin Idris
  93. Destiny Unabor
  94. Confidence Ekeanya
  95. Olalekan Adekola Adeojo
  96. Theophilus Ehoghcho Opanachi

Note that we believe this is only a partial list based upon what was provided.

VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENTS

What is a Victim Impact Statement?

A Victim Impact Statement is a written or oral statement presented to the court at the sentencing of the defendant.  Many times victims, their family members, and friends of the victim participate in both written and verbal statements.  More often than not, numerous individuals write letters to the sentencing judge, and only a few of those directly connected to the crime speak at sentencing.  Victim Impact Statements were created as an opportunity for the judge to hear how a criminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. action has affected you and those that you love.  Victim Impact Statements are not limited to the courts.  Many times, probation or paroling agencies allow for an opportunity to present a statement as well.

How to Write a Victim Impact Statement?

As you are preparing your impact statement, you may find that using the following questions can guide you.  Remember that writing about your feelings may be very painful, so be sure to pace yourself and don’t feel that you need to have it “perfect”.  Be gentle with yourself and take as many breaks as you need.  As you are preparing your statement, you may find that the following questions can guide you:

  • How did the crime affect you and your family?
  • What was the emotional impact of the crime on you and your family?
  • What was the financial impact on you and your family?
  • Do you have any recommendations for the court about the disposition (sentencing) of this case?
  • Is there anything else you would like to tell the court?

The above guidelines do not cover the totality of the impact of crime but may be used as a starting point.  Victim Impact statements are unique to you and people have various ways of expressing how crime has affected them.  Even though guidelines are typically given to you before sentencing, and there is much flexibility in how you present your statement, there are things you will need to take into consideration.

DO THIS:

Write simply and descriptively.  Your goal is to help the court feel your traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS.. While nobody can truly understand what you are feeling, you can help others identify with your trauma by using feeling-evoking words and phrases.  Using descriptive words can help people form an image of what you are saying.

Example:

Every morning when I wake up, I have to remind myself that my attacker won’t be able to hurt me today. If I don’t tell myself that I simply can’t get out of bed.  Since I was assaulted I have lost the full function of my right leg. I still have to go to the doctor for physical therapy and they fear that I still won’t be able to walk the same. I used to love to run, until my attacker took that away from me.  It hurts emotionally and physically to even make it to work in the morning. When I drive past the place that this all happened I try not to shake in fear.  I can’t sleep most nights without nightmares of my attacker. I so desperately want my life back. The life I had before he took my life away.

Another:

I was the victim of this person who deliberately manipulated me and stole my future in the cruelest possible way. He made me fall in love with a fake identity tht I truly believed was a real person, then manipulated me to drain my savings just so he could live a better life. Even at the end, he know how devestated I was when I found out and he just laughed and said I should kill myself. The loss of my savings means that I have no security in my future and I am now dependent on my family, something I never though I would. The trauma I have experienced from this has left me with long lasting PTSD and other psychological and emotional harm that I will live with all my life – all because this criminal wanted more bling.

  • Do address the judge, or paroling authority, when you speak.  You may want to talk directly to the offender.  If this is something you want to do, ask permission from the judge first.  You can still say what you need regarding the offender through the judge.
  • Do ask permission if a picture is part of your statement.  More often than not this is allowed, but any visual aids you utilize will need permission from the court first.
  • Do write out your statement in advance.  Presenting a statement is emotional.  You may think you know what you want to say but when the time comes, your emotions could take over and your train of thought is lost.  If this occurs, you can read directly from your statement.
  • Do have an alternate person that can read your statement in case you cannot finish.

Don’t Do This:

  • Don’t directly express your angerAnger Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, trigger, hurt or threat. About one-third of scam victims become trapped in anger for extended periods of time following a scam. A person experiencing anger will often experience physical effects, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some view anger as an emotion that triggers a part of the fight or flight response. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically. Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of "what has happened to them", psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability. toward the court or the offender.  Your goal is to express your hurt and your pain, not to blameBlame Blame or Blaming is the act of censuring, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, the opposite of praise. When someone is morally responsible for doing something wrong, their action is blameworthy. By contrast, when someone is morally responsible for doing something right, we may say that his or her action is praiseworthy. Blame imparts responsibility for an action or act, as in that they made a choice to perform that act or action..  The blame has already been placed on the offender, so now is the time to talk about what you have been experiencing through your loss.
  • Don’t use unsuitable language, as it will diminish the effectiveness of your statement.
  • Don’t describe what you want to happen to the offender in prison.  Please do not get descriptive about any harm you would like to see imposed.
  • Don’t put personal, identifying information in your letter and do not say it verbally in court.  This includes your physical address, mailing address, email address and phone number.  The offender will be provided copies of all letters submitted.  If you state this out loud in court, it will be another opportunity for the offender to contact you in the future.

What Happens to your Victim Impact Statement?  Do You Have to Read it in Court?

First, it depends on where the trial will be. If Nigeria for example, it is impractical to go there, so your statement is the only way you can be heard!

Preparing and presenting an impact statement in court, or in front of a paroling or probation agency, can be intimidating.  If you do not think you can physically stand in front of the offender and read your statement, have an alternate in mind beforehand.  It does not matter who presents your statement as long as you have identified this person in advance.  Many times, victim advocates are asked to present impact statements.  It does not have to be a victim advocate and should be someone you feel comfortable expressing your words.

If you submit a letter, this will become part of the court file, the prosecutor’s file, and the defense’s file.  Victim Impact Statements can also be included in the offender’s Department of Corrections file.  It could be subject to public disclosure.  This is why it is essential to not include contact information in your statements, written or verbally.

Why Write a Victim Impact Statement?

It is not mandatory you write an impact statement.  This is a right you have but not one you have to participate in.  Many choose not to participate.  There are several reasons why Victim Impact Statements are beneficial.  The reasons stated below are just a few.

  • The judge gets to hear your side of the story.  This is usually the first time this occurs.  Throughout the criminal justice process, the focus is on the offender.  Hearing from those that are affected by the crime puts a face to an often forgotten victim.
  • You have a chance to tell the judge how you want sentencing to occur.  More often than not, cases conclude by a plea offer.  Many times the prosecutor and defense have agreed to a recommended amount of time.  The judge is not bound by that agreement.  You can make a difference in the amount of time an offender receives by speaking up.  This is true in cases that go to trial as well.
  • You have the opportunity to address the court, and the offender by way of the court, about how the crime has affected you.  Many find this helpful in the journey of victimizationVictimization Victimization (or victimization) is the process of being victimized or becoming a victim. The field that studies the process, rates, incidence, effects, and prevalence of victimization is called victimology..  Letting those know how they harmed you can be beneficial for emotional well-being.
  • The impact statement becomes part of the offender’s permanent file.  It is a reminder of the harm they caused you.

Where To Send Them?

Contact your local police or District/State Attorney/Prosecutor’s office for how to submit one.

In the case of foreign trials, such s with the EFCC – send them by email to the agency involved.

This Is A Perfect Example Of Why You Need To Preserve The Evidence

It is vital to never throw away the evidence of a crime. You never know when new opportunities may come up for refunds or tax deductions.

As we have seen over the years, surprise refund programs do happen and if you did not keep your evidence you could miss out.

It is also important to have the information about the crime well organized. This helps in reporting the crime but also going back – sometimes after years – to apply for refunds like this program might turn into. We recommend our SCARS RED BOOK crime organizer from shop.AgainstScams.org

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Essential Tools For Every ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Victim From SCARS Publishing

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LEARN HOW TO RECOVER ON YOUR OWN

This program is designed to help scam victims struggling to recover on their own and for those who want to understand the overall process. You can be using other resources, such as trauma counselingCounseling Counseling is the professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes. A mental health counselor (MHC), or counselor, is a person who works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Such persons may help individuals deal with issues associated with addiction and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. They may also work with "Social Workers", "Psychiatrists", and "Psychologists". SCARS does not provide mental health counseling. or therapy, qualified support groupsSupport Groups In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers., or completely independent – on your own!

The SCARS Steps program is a complete program and is provided for the purpose of helping scam victims to overcome this experience. Throughout this SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues and challenges that a victim may have and help guide them through their recovery. But each person is different and it is important to understand your own reasons for being vulnerable to being scammed.

After the trauma of being scammed, you need to take steps to recover and move on. This may be an alternative to counseling in the short term, but we still encourage you to seek out professional help & support. Throughout this SCARS Steps Program, we speak about issues, challenges, defects, or problems that a victim may have in a generalized way.

The SCARS GREEN BOOK will help you recover from your scam offline and it will always be there when you need it!

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SCARS RED BOOK - Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

SCARS RED BOOK
Your Personal Scam Evidence & Crime Record Organizer

ORGANIZE YOUR INFORMATION TO MAKE THE REPORTING PROCESS SIMPLE!

Helps you get and stay organized. This publication is to help Scam Victims organize their crime information. Complete this information before reporting to the police then bring this book with you

Before or after reporting to the police the RED BOOK gives you a dedicated tool to record all the essential facts of this crime. The Victim, the Scammers, the Money, and your Police interactions. Everything that really matters can be easily recorded for your immediate use and for the future!

As we have seen, money recovery/repayment programs can become available years after the scam ends and you need to keep all the details of this crime in case it is needed. We have also seen scammers being extradited to the U.S. and other countries, this will help in the event you testify or give statements, Additionally, this helps you have your information ready to qualify for victims’ benefits, compensation, or aid.

The Official SCARS RED BOOK is your way of recording all the important facts of this crime so that you do not lose essential information, Complete the RED BOOK then put it away with the confidence that you will have it if or when it is needed.

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A Guide For Families & Friends Of Scam Victims

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This SCARS Publishing book represents a complete guide to help the families and friends understand how these scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. work and how to help the victim.

The SCARS Slate Book should be purchased by family and friends to better understand what happened to the victim and the traumatic impact on them. But it can also be shared by the victim so that they do not have to explain to family and friends about the scam. This publication is to help others to help Scam Victims to make it through this traumatic experience and recover.

Each person is different and it is important to understand how relationship scamsRelationship Scam A Relationship Scam is a one-to-one criminal act that involves a trust relationship and uses deception & manipulation to get a victim to give to the criminal something of value, such as money! Click here to learn more: What Is A Relationship Scam? work and why people are vulnerable; to being scammed, how they were lured in, then groomed and manipulated. This understanding is essential in helping them through the process of ending the scam and then on to recovery. The SCARS Slate Book will provide the information necessary to help support a victim through this process.

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