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RSN™ 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: Another 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. Arrested – Elijah Oluwaseun Kuti

Elijah Oluwaseun Kuti Nigerian Romance Scammer Arrested

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. arraigned one Elijah Oluwaseun Kuti before Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a two-count charge bordering on engaging in computer phishing and possession of fraudulent documents.

Count one reads: “That you, Elijah Oluwaseun Kuti, on or about the 20th day of July, 2018, at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, knowingly and intentionally engaged in computer phishing and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 32 of the CybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act 2015.”

Count two reads: “That you, Elijah Oluwaseun Kuti, on or about the 20th day of July 2018, at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, had in your possession a document with the subject title: “Fill the rental application form for the apartment” containing false pretence, which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 6 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 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. Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.”

It Is Believed That He Hunted For Victims On Facebook

He used dozens of different Facebook Accounts, including:

  • https://www.facebook.com/oluwaseun.kuti.77
  • Find more here: https://www.facebook.com/search/str/oluwaseun+kuti/keywords_users

The Defendant Pleaded Not Guilty To The Charge When It Was Read To Him

In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, G. G. Chia-Yakua, asked the court for a trial date and prayed that the defendant is remanded in prison custody.

However, the defense counsel, Chisom Obikeze, prayed the court for a short date to file an application for bail on behalf of his client.

Consequently, Justice Obiozor adjourned the matter for a hearing of the bail application and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in Ikoyi prison. We await the outcome of the hearing.

Additionally, the government seized cash and property of the scammer but no word on the amount or if any of it will be returned to victims.

Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams


RSN Team

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It is essential that law enforcement knows about 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. & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.

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