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.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. NEWS: Nigerian 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. Arraigns ‘Pastor’ for FraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.

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Nigerian EFCC Arraigns ‘Pastor’ for Fraud

Nigerian EFCC Arraigns ‘Pastor’ for Fraud

From The Case Files Of The Nigerian EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on January 21, 2019 arraigned one Pastor Isaac Arabambi along with his company, Heroes Investment Company Limited before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on a four-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense.

Arabambi is also standing trial on another 11-count charge bordering on unauthorized operation of a financial institution and obtaining the sum of N62, 326,250.60 (Sixty Two Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Naira Sixty Kobo) only by false pretence, and was earlier arraigned on January 15, 2019 before the same judge.

One of the four counts reads: “That you Isaac Arabambi and Heroes Investment Limited on or about 14th July, 2016 at Ibadan within the Ibadan jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N1,910,000 from one Lala Sunday by falsely representing that the money would be invested in his Borrowed Fund Account domiciled with you, which representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a)and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee FraudAdvance Fee Fraud An advance fee scam or fraud is a form of fraud and is one of the most common types of online confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster claims will be used to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim or simply disappears. and Other Fraud Related Offenses Act 2006”.

He pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
Prosecuting counsel, Mabas Mabur, thereafter, applied for a trial date and for the defendant to be remanded in prison custody.

Defense counsel, Kazeem Olaniyan, however, moved a motion praying the Court to grant him bail.
Justice Abdulmalik, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 and one surety in like sum, who must deposit his international passport with the Court and must be a civil servant with the Oyo State Civil Service not below grade level 12.

The trial judge held that: “The surety will also depose to an affidavit of mean and must undertake to produce the defendant. The surety must produce a letter of introduction by his organization and also the account statement of his salary account duly endorsed by the branch manager. The surety shall be verified by the Deputy Chief Registrar of the court”.

While adjourning to February 20, 2019 the trial judge ordered that he should be remanded in Agodi Prison pending the perfection of his bail application.

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TAGS: Nigeria, Nigerian ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer., Nigerian Pastor, Nigerian Church, EFCC, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Scammer Arrested,


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